Petron Blaze torches B-Meg, 92-80, PBA Governors Cup

/ 11:00 PM June 17, 2012

MANILA, Philippines — Petron Blaze torched B-Meg from downtown and bounced back with a 92-80 victory Sunday night in the 2012 PBA Governors Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Best player of the game Jay Washington vs JC Intal. Photo by Nuki Sabio, PBA

The Boosters, spearheaded by a rejuvenated Jay Washington, uncorked 10 three-pointers which basically kept the Llamados at bay all game long.


Washington, who was sidelined for most of the season, sizzled with 29 points — 11-of-17 from the field — with nine rebounds and three steals as he once again tied his career-high output.

Import Edward Basden chipped in 22 points and 11 rebounds along with four assists and three steals, but it was mostly Washington who pounded on B-Meg in the offense.


Washington poured five straight points followed by a split from the line from starting guard Alex Cabagnot and built a 90-76 spread for Petron, its biggest lead of the night, with two minutes to go.

Thought it wasn’t a rout — Petron, which upped its record to 4-3, had B-Meg on a leash since late in the second quarter and managed to keep a safe distance.

Four straight triples courtesy of Washington, Basden and Cabagnot kickstarted the run which first gave the Boosters the lead, 45-36.

B-Meg, which absorbed its second setback, hardly stood a chance against the hotshooting Petron as it shot an atrocius 1-of-13 from beyond the arch.

Reinforcement Marcus Blakely paced the the Llamados, who have never defeated the Boosters this season, with 28 points and nine rebounds and four steals.

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