Written By: Kristina Caramel Sy
The Barako Bull Energy lost their energy as they were defeated by the Rain or Shine (ROS) Elastopainters , 93-81, for the 2nd game of the PBA season 37 today at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasig City.
The Elasto Painters' rookie player, Paul Lee, scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists across his name that honored him the best player of the game.
Barako Bull was on their energy during the 1st quarter as they made a 9-2 run, but the E-painters found their range in the paint and thus they were able to posses the lead and the end of the first quarter, 17-14.
Barako Bull showered fouls on ROS which resulted to an early penalty situation for them. ROS did not waste the opportunity to stretch their lead to two-digits in the 2nd half.
Arboleda and Miller tried to get their energy as they fired 3 pointers and 2 pointers on the field during the 2nd half and almost trimmed their 2-digit deficit to 6, but ROS was successful in throwing unexpected 3 pointers that returned their lead to 12. The Barakos then succumbed to defeat.
Here are the scores:
RAIN OR SHINE 93 - Lee 17, Buenafe 16, Ibanes 11, Cruz 10, Arana 10, Norwood 9, Belga 6, Chan 6, Matias 4, Jaime 2, Quinahan 2.
BARAKO 81 - Miller 23, Ababou 11, Allado 10, Pennisi 9, Arboleda 7, Pena 6, Salvacion 5, Salvador 4, Najorda 2, Artadi 2, Seigle 2, Avenido 0.
Quarters: 17-14, 47-33, 67-59, 93-81