Rain or Shine completes quarterfinals cast via 103-80 rout of Blackwater

PBA Media Bureau

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters ensured their entry into the Oppo PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals after crushing the Blackwater Elite, 103-80, in a knockout playoff game on Friday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Jay Washington posted 15 points and eight rebounds while rookie Mike Tolomia scored 14 points – all of them in the second half – as Rain or Shine booked the eighth and last spot in the quarterfinal round.

Jericho Cruz had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds while veterans Jeff Chan and Beau Belga also finished with 12 points apiece in a balanced offensive attack for the Elasto Painters. Maverick Ahanmisi contributed 11 markers as well.

Rain or Shine’s reward, though, will be a matchup with No. 1 seed San Miguel (10-1), which will be holding a twice-to-beat advantage in the series. – InterAksyon.com

The scores:

Rain or Shine 103 – Washington 15, Tolomia 14, Cruz 12, Chan 12, Belga 12, Ahanmisi 11, Norwood 7, Ponferada 6, Maiquez 6, Tiu 4, Yap 2, Trollano 2, Robles 0.

Blackwater 80 – Dela Cruz 20, Pinto 13, Buenafe 12, Cervantes 9, Sena 8, Belo 6, Miranda 6, Gamalinda 4, Aguilar 2, Pascual 0, Banal 0, Forrester 0.

Quarterscores: 16-16, 45-36, 68-56, 103-80.



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