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All-Filipino Beermen outlast Elite in OT

/ 07:20 PM November 06, 2019
June Mar Fajardo

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MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer played all-Filipino and still managed to beat Blackwater, 99-96, in overtime in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Cuneta Astrodome.

June Mar Fajardo put up import numbers with 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field and 13 rebounds to help fill the void left by explosive reinforcement Dez Wells, who was sidelined with a severe left ankle sprain.

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Terrence Romeo added 20 and three assists for the Beermen, who climbed to third place with a 6-3 card, gaining a half-game lead over idle Barangay Ginebra (5-3).

Blackwater erased an 88-79 deficit after going on a 9-0 run following three 3-pointers by KG Canaleta and Mac Belo inside the last two minutes to force overtime.

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Canaleta’s second triple during the crucial stretch with 56.6 ticks to go in regulation paved way for extra time with both teams knotted at 88.

The Beermen went on their own 8-0 spurt in OT capped by a layup by Romeo to seal the game, 98-92, with 1:10 remaining.

Mac Belo led the Elite (2-8) in scoring with 25 points on top of eight rebounds while Marqus Blakely had 24 points, 18 rebounds and four assists with six steals and three blocks to boot.

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