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Petron Defeated Ginebra 101-95: First Win for Coach Gee Abanilla

The Petron Blazers made a convincing win over Ginebra Gin Kings which put PBA’s newest coach Gee Abanilla’s first victory in the major league of basketball in the Philippines. Petron defeated Ginebra with the final score at 101-95.

Petron vs. Ginebra


Photo Credit: PBA Image/Nuki Sabio

Petron’s Marcio Lassiter scored 8 of his 23 points in the crucial fourth quarter of the game while their newest recruit Doug Kramer contributed with 17 points for Petron to secure their first win in the PBA Governor’s Cup 2013.

Petron Blaze outscored the usually faster Gin Kings in transition, 17-16. Petron’s import Elijah Millsap topscored for his team with 24 points. Meanwhile Ginebra’s offense came from import Lowhorn who scored with 29 points while veteran guard Mark Caguioa added with 12 points.

The scores:

Petron (101) – Millsap 24, Lassiter 23, Cabagnot 18, Kramer 17, Santos 12, Tubid 5, Fajardo 2, Deutchman 0, Lutz 0, Lanete 0.

Ginebra (95) – Lowhorn 29, Caguioa 15, Ellis 12, Tenorio 9, Aguilar 8, Wilson 7, Mamaril 6, Helterbrand 5, Baracael 4, Urbiztondo 0.

Quarters: 26-29; 45-52; 79-71; 101-95.

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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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