PBA On Tour: Jeo Ambohot, Converge torch TNT for back-to-back wins
MANILA, Philippines–Jeo Ambohot sizzled from beyond the arc on his way to 31 points as Converge routed TNT, 109-84, in the PBA On Tour on Wednesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Ambohot made eight triples in a terrific display that could help the versatile forward boost his confidence before the PBA season opens in October.
The former Letran standout was hardly used for much of his rookie campaign in the 2022-23 season, and is hoping to use the PBA On Tour to convince coach Aldin Ayo that he can be a critical part of the FiberXers’ rotation.
Led by the third overall pick of the 2022 PBA Rookie Draft, Converge won back-to-back games and improved to an even 3-3 record in the exhibition series.
Jeron Teng scored 19 points while Justine Arana also played well for Converge with 18 points, 14 rebounds and six assists for the FiberXers.
Converge led by as many as 29 against a TNT side that stayed winless after four games.
Glenn Khobuntin registered 22 points to continue his role as the Tropang Giga’s top scorer in the series with an average of 23.5 per contest.
Jaydee Tungcab and Carl Bryan Cruz were TNT’s other double-digit scorers with 15 and 13.
CONVERGE 109—Ambohot 31, Teng 19, Arana 18, Balanza 14, Nieto 10, Racal 8, Stockton 5, Luib 2, Ebona 2, Mendoza 0, Zaldivar 0.
TNT 84—Khobuntin 22, Tungcab 15, Cruz 13, Cuntapay 9, Marcelo 7, Varilla 7, Jopia 4, Ganuelas-Rosser 3, Alfaro 2.
Quarters: 28-21, 55-42, 78-57, 109-84.