Photo came from PBA.PH
By: Kristina Caramel Sy
The B-Meg Llamados are still riding on the crest of their momentum as they further their winning streak by beating the undermanned Talk n Text Tropang Texters, with a final score of 114-104 for the 2nd game of the PBA 37th Season Tuesday Edition at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
"Big Game" King James Yap still on his throne as he finished the game with 27 points, shooting on a very impressive clip, 14/17 on the field. He is the biggest reason why B-Meg managed to retain the lead during the 1st half. He was unstoppable in firing great baskets. The first half ended with the score of 53-42 in favor of B-Meg.
During the 3rd quarter, the story turned upside down as TNT had a 19-5 run in the last 4:07 mins. of the quarter and accomplished a lead transition, 76-78, from 5 successful attempts from the 3 point line courtesy of Jimmy Alapag and Shawn Weinstein.
B-Meg, in the 4th Quarter, desiring to stop the momentum of the Texters, regained their composure as they produced a 13-3 run of their own to regain the lead.
But the Texters also, tried to make another run with 5 mins. left on the game clock in order to survive, but they fell short as Kerby Raymundo executed more successful field goals that kept TNT on the losing end of the stick.
Although Jimmy Alapag showed his prescence in this ball game, the Tropang Texters are still undermanned because they played without Jared Dillinger, Ali Peek and Ryan Reyes. They are now on a 2 game losing streak because of their absence.
As a result of this loss of TNT, Petron now has the top spot while the B-Meg Llamados climbed up to the 3rd spot.
Here are the scores from PBA.PH:
B-MEG 114 - Yap J. 27, Raymundo 20, Urbiztondo 15, Simon 11, De Vance 9, Yap R. 9, Pingris 8, Reavis 8, Barroca 7.
TALK N' TEXT 104 - Carey 25, Castro 18, Alapag 15, Aguilar 11, Williams 11, Weinstein 9, Fonacier 8, De Ocampo 7, Gamalinda 0, Oreta 0, Alvarez 0.
Quarters: 29-21, 53-42, 76-78, 114-104