Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Blackwater import Chris Ortiz.–PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Blackwater bought an all-around effort from import Chris Ortiz to say a 103-84 rout of Converge on Wednesday within the two groups’ preliminary assignments within the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Philsports Enviornment in Pasig Metropolis.

Ortiz had 21 factors, 11 rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks because the Bossing gave new coach Jeffrey Cariaso a victory in his first sport on the sidelines for the staff seeking to get out of its dismal methods.

Jvee Casio, Rey Suerte, Mike Ayonayon, Troy Rosario and Tyrus Hill additionally delivered within the sport that noticed Blackwater lead by a excessive of 27.

Casio was the highest native scorer with 15 factors whereas Suerte was hailed Participant of the Recreation with 12 factors, six rebounds and 5 assists.

Blackwater guard Rey Suerte.–PBA IMAGES

The Bossing can solely hope that the nice begin would spell wonders for the staff that had received simply 4 of 23 video games within the last two conferences final season.

Cariaso prevailed on the expense of the FiberXers, the staff he dealt with within the 2022 Philippine Cup earlier than being let go.

Converge was in a position to overcome a primary quarter deficit to take a slim lead, solely to falter when Ortiz led the breakaway together with his potential to intercept passes and rating key baskets.

Import Tom Vodanovich topscored for Converge with 20 factors whereas grabbing 18 rebounds within the defeat.

The FiberXers bought 15 factors, the bulk got here when the result was nearly settled, from Mac Tallo, who lastly bought his launch from his former staff NLEX.

Rookie Schonny Winston had 9 factors on 3-of-13 capturing in his first look for Converge.

The scores:

BLACKWATER 103—Ortiz 21, Casio 15, Ayonayon 13, Suerte 12, Rosario 11, Hill 10, Guinto 9, Escoto 3, David 3, Banal 3, McCarthy 2, Sena 0.

CONVERGE 84—Vodanovich 20, Tallo 15, Stockton 14, Arana 12, Balanza 10, Winston 9, Nieto 4, Ebona 0, Maagdenberg 0, Melecio 0, Racal 0, Ambohot 0, Santos 0

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Quarters: 17-18, 50-40, 75-55, 103-84.

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