PBA: Ginebra trumps MeralcoBy Celest R. Flores
MANILA, Philippines—Ginebra bounced back convincingly with a 100-73 triumph over hapless Meralco Saturday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup road game in Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.
Import Cedric Bozeman and Mark Caguioa provided the firepower for the Gin Kings, who collected their second victory, with 27 and 22 points, respectively.
The Gin Kings turned a close contest into a full on rout the by fourth quarter, stretching a 56-55 edge midway the third to as big as 27 points.
Sol Mercado poured 23 points for the Bolts, who have lost two in a row, while import Champ Oguchi added 16 points in a losing effort.
Mac Cardona and Chris Ross, though, combined for a measly two points.
GINEBRA 100 – Bozeman 27, Caguioa 22, Maliksi 16, Raymundo 13, Cortez 8, Maierhofer 7, Ababou 4, Hatfield 2 Mamaril 2, Labagala 2, Wilson 2, Helterbrand 0.
MERALCO 73 – Mercado 23, Hugnatan 18, Oguchi 16, Taulava 4, Artadi 4, Macapagal 4, Cardona 2, Daa 2, Reyes 0, Ross 0.
Quarters: 25-13, 41-39, 67-57, 100-73