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PETRON Blaze made sure Barangay Ginebra’s projected calm would come after a horrific storm .

The Boosters went on full throttle during the two middle quarters, enough for them to fashion a cruising 105-90 win Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Renaldo Balkman gamely provided the spark Petron needed in winding up with 34 points and 10 rebounds while completely outshining Ginebra counterpart Herbert Hill.

June Mar Fajardo, Jay Washington and Arwind Santos chipped in their ample share for the Boosters as they racked up a second straight lopsided win after losing their conference opener against GlobalPort.

“We talked about consistency because that was our main problem in the last conference. We were up and down the last conference,” said Petron coach Olsen Racela.

“For this game I told them, ‘Let’s just be consistent.’ I want them to come out with intensity and energy for every game. That’s our main focus right now, to be consistent with our efforts, especially on defense.”

The loss was the third straight for Ginebra and its worst so far following a four-point defeat to Air21 and a nine-point setback to GlobalPort last Friday.

The worst, hopefully, is over for the Kings.

Vernon Macklin, a 6-10 second round draftee by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA draft, is set to arrive Monday morning.

The 26-year-old will be replacing Hill, who wound up with 16 points and 11 rebounds in an otherwise forgettable stint for the perennial crowd favorites.

With Hill riding the bench for the entire fourth quarter, the Ginebra locals tried to breathe life to the team but they only partly succeeded in trimming what stood as a 23-point deficit to just 13 twice, the last at 84-97.

Each time, Petron rose to the occasion in following up a 98-73 victory over defending champion San Mig Coffee last Wednesday. The 0-2 Mixers are also trying to wipe out their woes by finally having last year’s Best Import awardee Denzel Bowles back in lieu of Matt Rogers.

Racela, meanwhile, can’t help but be pleased with his team’s efforts, but quickly pointed out it’s too early to tell if his team is really on its way to putting behind it a seventh place finish in the season-opening Philippine Cup.

“There’s still a long way to go,” said Racela. “it’s a process. We’re getting there, but it’s still a process for this team. Kumpiyansa ngayon with wins, pero once you go through adversity doon mo makikita kung gaano kabuo ang team.”

Fajardo even outscored Hill with 18 on top of seven rebounds with Washington adding 14 points and Santos 11.

Mark Caguioa scored 24 points to lead Ginebra with LA Tenorio adding 19 and newly-married Rico Maierhofer 10. Caguioa had 13 of his points in the fourth period and Maierhofer six but the Kings simply dug itself too deep a hole in the early goings, no little thanks to Balkman.

Balkman scattered 17 points in the third quarter, including four rim-rattling dunks, that helped stretch Petron’s lead to 23 twice, the last at 86-63, off a buzzer-beating triple by Joseph Yeo.

It was also Balkman who sparked the Boosters’ charge from a 41-42 deficit, scoring five points and hooking up with Alex Cabagnot and Santos during a 10-0 run that staked them to a 51-44 spread.

In that stretch, Ginebra went 0-for-4 from the field and committed four turnovers, going to the halftime break down by just seven following an electrifying dunk by Chris Ellis.(NC)



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  • ka_ojo

    haha no bayan

  • paul yuan alejandro

    nice one petron

  • http://www.facebook.com/arisnoble Aris Noble

    dapat balasahin ng management yang coaching staff ng bgk,,lalo nman d bagay c chua jn,,pili kyo ng iba???panget ng move nyo aba…

  • Penemuel

    Nice one Petron!

  • Raymart Smartie

    RAT RAT nga daw agad eh….. ayon tuloy dinadaga times 2 times 2 pa…. dami turn over….

  • TotoyBat0


  • Devalen

    ibalik si JAWORSKI as COACH!!

  • sport_dreamer

    hahahah.. i think now petron found there rhythm….try to be better next game petron..BE CONSISTENT…PLEASE…

  • sport_fun

    oo nga sana tuloy tuloy win na sila, at sana tread na nila si Danny I. para makadagdag pa ng magaling na player

    • Kevin Quinonez


  • http://www.facebook.com/paulrainierpunzalan Paul Rainier Punzalan

    Wala sa coash yan nasa player yan dapat paltan na sina hatfield at helterbrand tutok na sablay pa eh.

    • arnel

      ha, ha. sure ka? alam mo bang sinasabi mo? pabalik-balik nga sa court si mc47 eh. di marunong gumamit ng bench players si coach al francis chua. yun ang napansin ko sa kaniya. bakit di niya ipasok sina dylan, espiritu.

  • http://www.fappal.com/ fappal

    nice one junemar. 18pts and 7 rebounds in 21 minutes of play.. keep it up!

  • RonAldo

    ang galing talaga ni balkman & nice play junemar. pero ang galing din ng shooting ni arwind he just made shots in the nick of time. very good defense marcio kay caguioa lalo nung humahabol sila. ang galing ng teamwork ng petron. pero nakakaKABA kasi my tendency to collapse ang petron especially in the 4th quarter buti na lng andami turnover ng gin kings.please work on it. wag kayo magpadala sa pressure.

    • Raymart Smartie

      buti nalang kamo malaki ang lamang…!

  • http://www.fappal.com/ fappal

    mga ginebra fans, pwede pa yan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2JM4CRNFUW52RYEZEHNCL6TOQ Tongtong

    tapos na ang petronivela kapag ganyan lagi ang laro nila.go petron!hahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/reynald.cruz.902 Reynald Cruz

    tuwang tuwa c asst siot kc wla png nku2hang pnalo c alfrancis chua bilang head coach ng ginebra……

  • anton17

    good job petron..congratz! coach olsen ganda ng balasa mo sa tao ngaun keep up the good work, nabibigyan na ng play si fajardo at maganda ang pinapakita nya kaya nya depensahan ang mga import 18 points in 21 mins not bad at all. credit also to jwash rebounding, scoring and defense all around performance. i think miranda better than alex to closed out the game pansin ko lang nung last game nila nung humahabol ang ginebra si miranda may puso sya talaga lumaro, si alex magaling sya s 1st qtr hanggang 3qtr. maganda rin shot selection ni arwind hindi sya nagtitira ng 3 points, tubid, lassiter, yeo quality minutes nice game sa inyong tatlo, ofcourse balkman your amazing hustle play power dunk keep it up. god bless petroniverse.

  • Cute Anzai

    wow ang galing talaga ng Ginebra ko!!! Consistent sila,,,, ang linis ng kartada ktams??! 0-3 woooooowwwwww!!!! go go go gin kings!!! cguro naman wala ng magagalit sakin n mga bitter fans ng ginebra jan ha.. kita nyo naman sinusuportahan ko na kayo… bati bati na tayo ha… hahahahaha….

  • Cute Anzai

    akala ko ba pag ginebra fan ka never say die attitude ka din dapat?? e bakit daig nyo pa ang mga ZOMBIES pag lumalabas kayo ng court, puro kayo nakatungo at tulala???hehehe…. dapat di nyo iniiwan ang team nyo, di pa tapos ang laro e… hahaha, wag kayong ganyan mga fans ng ginebra puro kayo satsat parang si alfrancis chua sabi nuon bago mag start ang conference RAT RAT AGAD, ayun, sabagay tama naman kaya naman nga, puro daga ang inabot ng mga players, un pala ibig sabihin ni coach!!!

    wag nyo sisihin ang management, si coach AC, ang import o si caguioa… sisihin nyo sarili nyo kasi puro kayo yabang nung di pa naguumpisa ang conference tapos ngayon puro kayo NGANGA!!! puro sisihan ang nababasa namin sa inyo!!! BHELAT!!!!

    ginebra- dami fans, dami sawi!


  • Cute Anzai

    BGSM – Barangay Ginebra Sisihan Moment


  • Raymart Smartie

    ganito lang kc un, RATRAT (daga-daga) AGAD (as good as dive)…DIVE sa standing (0-3) sagad sa kailaliman…. !ecaep

    • Cute Anzai

      ibig mong sabihin Raymart ang ginebra ay para din palang mga inakay na daga na nalulunod sa baha kpag bumabagyo??? hahahaha… apir!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dianacarmella Billy Joe Saraga Bon

    ok lng yan.. 0-5 nga nagchampion pah..

    • Cute Anzai

      sa format ng conference ngayon 0-5 has no chance to take the champ trophy…

    • arnel

      di na yan. hirap na yan pre.

  • noel h. nisnisan

    Congratz petron..talagang magaling ngayon ang balasa ni coach olsen.ang sa akin lang eh sana wala na yan si cabagnot eh hindi naman magaling yan.kitakitang walang close out game ang daming daga sa dibdib.mabuti pa si miranda nalang coach.he has the heart and hunger of winning.pero kay cabagnot talagang wala.pasensiya na.yon ang nakikita ko. i’m a fan of petron kasi and nakakainis lang makita na natatalo just of a one guy mistake.

  • Cute Anzai

    ginebra fans, kapag natalo ulit team nyo sa sunod, magbigti na kayong lahat ok… para wala ng maasar na fans ng ginebra,,, hehehe

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.manatad Nic Manatad

    maganda ang laro sa petron na nawala c cris lutz na rotate na ang bola..

    • arnel

      agree ako sa iyo pre. nung nawala si chris lutz, gumaganda ang mga execution plays ng petron. masyado kasing pasikat.

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