Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Present To The Fans: Ginebra Wins Christmas Day Game

Undermanned Ginebra trips Coca Cola Tigers last December 25, 2009 as the KFC Philippine Cup continues. The game was held at the jam-packed Cuneta Astrodome.

Ronald Tubid, Cyrus Baguio and JC Intal led the team to winning the game as they forced a tie with Purefoods at 4th place with 9-6 win-loss record (Alaska 11-2, San Miguel 12-3, Talk N Text 10-5).

JC Intal finished with a career-best 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a shot block. Ronald Tubid added 18 points and William Wilson 16 points and 12 rebounds while Cyrus Baguio gave 14 points. To the cheering fans' delight, JC Intal made 2 slam dunks, one two-handed, and the other a one-hand power dunk.

Ginebra Coach Jong Uichico, in his interviews, is very happy to see that his wingmen delivers especially during this time that his topgunners Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand and Junthy Valenzuela are not playing. They are very optimistic to improving their record, in the coming games by January.

Although not feeling well, Erik Menk and Kevyn White still played and showed good defense.

GINEBRA 106 — Intal 20, Tubid 18, Wilson 16, Baguio 14, Cruz 11, Villanueva 11, Mamaril 10, Abarrientos 6, White 0, Salvacion 0, Menk 0.

COCA-COLA 97 — Espino 21, Taulava 17, Cabagnot 16, Rizada 13, Rodriguez 10, Macapagal 8, Ross 6, Gonzales 3, Calimag 2, Cruz 1.
Quarters: 28-26, 61-54, 85-76, 106-97.