Monday, February 20, 2012

PETRON BLAZE BARGES INTO WIN COLUMN


source: pba.ph

ANTIPOLO -- Having one serious talk and Petron Blaze was back on the go.

Nick Fazekas and the Petron locals complemented each other as the Boosters finally nailed a firstwin in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, drubbing the erstwhile unbeaten B-Meg Llamados, 84-77, at theYnares Sports Center here Sunday.

“We had a bull-session and the response was obviously good,” said Petron coach Ato Agustin.

“Everybody realized kulang ang tulong ng locals. In our first two games, masyado kaming focused
kay Nick (Fazekas). They helped each other tonight, thus, well distributed ang puntos,” Agustin
added.

Fazekas led all scorers with 23 points with Joseph Yeo, Alex Cabagnot, Dennis Miranda and Arwind
Santos putting in their shares with at least 10 markers each as Petron checked a two-game slump.

Santos churned out a double-double game with 10 points and 14 rebounds as he moved back to No. 4
spot.


“We had good adjustments. Isa doon yung pagbalik ni Arwind sa fourth spot. Hirap siya sa No. 3
position,” said Agustin.

The Boosters came out strong, created some distance right in the opening minutes and held on in
dealing the Llamados a first loss in three starts.

Petron led by as many as 19 in the third quarter and had an answer each time B-Meg threatened to
come close.

Cabagnot, Yeo and Santos hit clutch baskets as the Boosters eventually scuttled the Llamados’ bid at 82-72 with a little over a minute left to play.

Denzel Bowles once again went in and out of the game as he again got into foul-trouble situation
early.

Bowles played only 36 minutes as against Fazekas’ 44. The B-Meg import nonetheless paced his team with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

James Yap struggled with a 5-of-17 field shooting. He also made five charities to finish with 16
points that went with six rebounds, five assists and one steal against one error.

PJ Simon was the only other Llamado who wound up with a double-digit output with 12. (SB)

The scores:

PETRON 84 - Fazekas 23, Yeo 15, Cabagnot 14, Miranda 12, Santos 10, Guevarra 6, Agustin 2,
Ildefonso 2, Sharma 0, Tugade 0.

B-MEG 77 - Bowles 22, J. Yap 16, Simon 12, Devance 9, Pingris 7, Barroca 4, R. Yap 3, Intal 2,
Reavis 2, Urbiztondo 0, De Ocampo 0.

Quarters: 29-16, 45-36, 66-56, 84-77