Japeth Aguilar executed a thunderous throw-down in a follow-up to a Justin Brownlee miss, then converted a tough reversed layup off Allen Durham, with both shots getting the crowd up on their feet.
Those baskets were among the highlights of a fourth-quarter storm Barangay Ginebra unleashed to roar past Meralco, 111-105, and stay in the lead in the PBA Governors Cup at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Arena here last night.
Aguilar and his teammates fired almost at will in the final canto as they kept their supremacy of the Bolts in nailing a seventh win in eight outings in the season-ending tourney.
Aguilar came through with a personal tournament high of 31 points, and Brownlee put in the same output, leading the Ginebra charge against the Bolts whom they dealt a fifth straight loss after a triumphant conference debut.
Durham came through with a game-high 36 points while Chris Newsome added 25 but they didn’t get the needed support from their teammates.
Thompson narrowly missed a triple-double job with 12 assists, 11 rebounds and eight markers.
Brgy. Ginebra 111 – Aguilar 31, Brownlee 31, Tenorio 18, Caperal 8, Thompson 8, Chan 6, Ferrer 4, Mariano 3, Caguioa 2.
Meralco 105 – Durham 36, Newsome 25, Salva 11, Canaleta 11, Hodge 10, Amer 6, Hugnatan 2, Bono 2, Caram 2, Lanete 0, Jamito 0, Tolomia 0.
Quarters: 23-24, 46-48, 75-72, 111-105.