Sunday, December 13, 2009


Last night's game is one that reminds me of the 90s! Very classic Ginebra game indeed! That is what I would normally utter to brag about my favorite team, WAG MAG RELAX PAG GINEBRA ANG KALABAN! And the never-say-die-spirit lives on.

Enrico Villanueva has not impressed me much ever since he joined Ginebra, for reasons I don't wish to elaborate. Oh well, last night, he gets like 10,000 pogi points when he made a follow-up shot with not more than 10 seconds remaining. 2 BEAUTIFUL POINTS to earn the lead at 99-97 over the shocked faces of Rain or Shine Elasto Painters who have conquered almost all 3 first quarters of the game. Then veteran Johnny Abbarientos made a steal and converted two bonus points in the free throw line to snatch the GinKings’ 101-97 come-from-behind victory against Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, Saturday night at the Tacloban Convention Center.

The Kings stayed calm despite Elasto Painters almost dominating the game. And displayed a never-say-die attitude until the last seconds of the game. They are now tied for 3rd place with Talk N Text and Purefoods with identical 8-4 win-loss cards.

Eric Menk was named Best Player of the Game. He contributed 21 points. Ronald Tubid and Sunday Salvacion scored 17 points apiece, Cyrus Baguio added 9 points and Rookie Kevyn White made his presence felt as he scored 8 points.

Gabe Norwood ended with 22 points.


Barangay Ginebra 101- Menk 21, Tubid 17, Salvacion 17, Baguio 9, Abbarientos 8, White 8, Villanueva 7, Wilson 6, Mamaril 4, Alvarez 4, Intal 0.

Rain or Shine 97 – Norwood 22, Arana 17, Cruz 15, Chan 11, Tang 10, Laure 8, Reyes 6, Dulay 3, Hrabak 3, Ibanes 2, Telan 0.

Quarterscores: 21-21;48-48; 73-79; 101-97.