Arwind Santos, Japeth Aguilar power North past South in All-Star spectacle in Pangasinan

Arwind Santos brought back his Spiderman act, Japeth Aguilar had his own superb aerial show and Paul Lee established a new mark in three-point shooting.

Also put in the acts of LA Tenorio, Calvin Abueva, Marcio Lassiter and Troy Rosario, and what an All-Star delight the Pangasinense savored in the 2019 PBA All-Star Game at the Calasiao Sports Complex here Sunday.

But Aguilar and Santos proved to be the biggest acts as the North team clobbered the South squad, 185-170, in the highest-scoring All-Star Game ever.

In an All-Star Game where every dunk and three-point show was rewarded with a special prize, the players obliged delivering a dunking and three-point shooting galore, and in the process came through with one of the best All-Stars shows ever in terms of showmanship.

It’s a second MVP honor for Santos after also sharing the award with Jeff Chan in Digos City in 2013. Aguilar, meanwhile, earned his first MVP award in his seventh All-Star Game.

Santos came through with game highs of 32 points and 17 rebounds while Aguilar had 32 markers, eight boards and the best highlight dunks.

The scores:

North All-Stars 185 – Santos 34, Aguilar 32, Lee 27, Cabagnot 18, Lassiter 12, Abueva 11, Tenorio 11, Rosario 10, Pringle 9, Banchero 7, Norwood 5, Paras 4, Perkins 3, Magsanoc 2, Caguioa 0, Castro 0.

South All-Stars 170 – Simon 34, Fajardo 26, Romeo 19, Barroca 18, Jalalon 15, Erram 14, Pogoy 12, Ross 10, Slaughter 8, Belo 6, Patrimonio 4, Yap 2, Amer 2, Taulava 0, Thompson 0, Codinera 0.

Quarterscores: 51-25, 89-75, 137-122, 185-170.



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