Magnolia snags 3rd straight win, keeps TerraFirma winless | Inquirer Sports

Magnolia snags 3rd straight win, keeps TerraFirma winless

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:21 PM November 05, 2020
Paul Lee PBA

Paul Lee leads Magnolia to a third straight win. PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia chalked up its third straight win at the expense of woeful TerraFirma, 103-89, in the PBA Philippine Cup Thursday at Angeles University Foundation.

The Hotshots improved to a 4-4 slate and maintained their hold of the eighth seed in the conference while the Dyip dropped to a miserable 0-7 card.


TerraFirma was still in the game at the end of the half trailing by just two, 48-46, but the Hotshots ramped up their aggression in the third outscoring the Dyip 28-14  take a commanding 76-60 lead heading into the fourth.

Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero admitted they struggled for a bit in the first half after playing two games in as many days.


“It was a very hard game last night and my worry, together with my coaching staff, was how the players will recover,” said Victolero, whose team beat TNT 102-92 on Wednesday, in Filipino.

“We told the players that they have to rest tonight [Wednesday] and tomorrow the most important thing is to get the win because this game was very important for us.”

Paul Lee lit up for 29 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and 10-of-11 from the stripe to lead Magnolia while Rome dela Rosa added 17 points.

Ian Sangalang finished with a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double to add to the Hotshots’ offense with Jackson Corpuz pitching in 10 points and six boards.

CJ Perez had 19 points, four rebounds, and three steals to lead TerraFirma.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Magnolia Hotshots, PBA Bubble, PBA Philippine Cup, Sports, TerraFirma Dip
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.