Terrence Romeo, Beermen blast Hotshots for 2nd straight win
Terrence Romeo played his best game yet for his new team as San Miguel Beer steamrolled Magnolia, 113-92, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Romeo dazzled with 23 points but what’s even more impressive was he only needed 10 shots and made eight of them in just 22 minutes off the bench.
A couple more Beermen scored at least 20 points with Arwind Santos firing 29 points on 7-of-11 shooting from downtown and June Mar Fajardo added 22 points on top of eight rebounds and one block.
“I think our last game against Blackwater gave us some momentum going into this game. I can’t say enough about my players. They were just really focused,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.
“They knew Magnolia is a tough team and most of the players really prepared for this game. We were able to do our game plan offensively and defensively.”
San Miguel has now won two in a row to reach above .500 in the standings with a 4-3 record while Magnolia dropped to 0-2.
The Beermen led from start to finish. They scored the game’s first 10 points and even took a 37-14 advantage in the second quarter.
It was a dominating performance by San Miguel, which didn’t even have the services of injured big man Christian Standhardinger.
Ian Sangalang had a team-high 19 points while Paul Lee scored 16 on a 5-of-15 clip from the field to pace the Hotshots, who just couldn’t handle the Beermen’s firepower.
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