North bests South; Romeo named All-Star Game MVP
PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines — The North topped the South, 166-161, on Sunday night in a record-breaking PBA All-Star Game in Palawan.
Calvin Abueva topscored with 37 points for the North but it was second-year guard Terrence Romeo, who shone the brightest in a game played by the country’s stars.
Romeo, a fan-favorite here, scored 30 points and led a third-quarter barrage by the North, which was behind by as much as 16 in that critical period.
The Globalport Batang Pier guard took home his second MVP honors this All-Star Weekend after winning it in the Rookie-Sophomores Blitz Game on Friday following a record 50-point performance.
In his final PBA game, Jimmy Alapag scored 12 points and dished out an All-Star Game record with 17 assists for the South.
PJ Simon paced the South side, which won the danceoff, with 24 points.
North forward Japeth Aguilar added 25 points for the North including an emphatic two-handed baseline dunk off a bounce pass lob by Ginebra teammate LA Tenorio.
The two teams also shattered several record — the most points combined in every quarter — resulting to the highest-scoring PBA All-Star Game ever.
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