The latest Philippine sports news of new season 41 (PBA)Philippine Basketball Association, Philippine cup 2015-2016 Rain or Shine elasto painters against Purefoods Star Hotshots october 21, 2015.
The first ceremony held in MOA arena 7:00 pm, Elasto Painters kick down star hotshot on fourth quarter with a final score result of 96-87 Wednesday on Philippine cup.
Rain or Shine – Quinahan with a score of 17 points most top shooters of elasto painters of the first game, While Star Hotshot top shooter is Mark Barroca got 15 points.
On first half until third quarter Purefoods Star Hotshot advancing 12 points, elasto was need to climb 12 points, but on 4th quarter the momentum changes The Hotshots remained in control and padded their cushion to 12 points. Rain or Shine was able to stay close and keep themselves just within three, 27-24, but Star quickly recovered and maintained their cushion.
tar kept its lead throughout the game but Rain or Shine kept on fighting, hanging tough. The Elasto Painters finally got a taste of the lead when JR Quinahan’s basket gave them a 71-70 edge at the start of the final frame.
Rain or Shine then zoomed to an 86-79 lead after a rousing run highlighted by an Almazan and-one and a Belga triple with over three minutes remaining.
A dunk by Gabe Norwood and a hook shot by Belga pushed Rain or Shine’s lead, 92-81, and sealed the win.
Jericho Cruz top-scored for the Elasto Painters with 15 points and five rebounds as he did a fine job filling the void left by Paul Lee who is sidelined for two months due to a knee injury.
Yap, Alex Mallari and Mark Barroca each finished with 15 points for Star as its rookie coach Jason Webb fell short of notching the first win of his coaching career.
The Final Scores Results:
RAIN OR SHINE 96 – Quinahan 17, Cruz 15, Belga 11, Almazan 9, Norwood 9, Chan 8, Tiu 7, Ponferada 6, Teng 4, Ibanes 4, Matias 3, Ahanmisi 3, Trollano 0.
STAR 87 – Barroca 15, Mallari 15, Yap 15, Sangalang 13, Simon 11, Pingris 8, Torres 5, Melton 2, Maliksi 2, Reavis 1, Pascual 0.
Quarters: 17-25, 40-47, 69-70, 96-87