Magnolia was looking for another upper to add steam to its drive to the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs.
Along came a familiar customer in Columbian.
Pity the Dyip, who got ran over by the Hotshots 109-83 Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum for the latter’s second straight win that gave them a clearer view of a cherished objective.
Ian Sangalang led a balanced attack with 16 points while the defensive intensity coach Chito Victolero wanted was on full display as Magnolia scored a more emphatic follow-up to its 103-87 drubbing of Alaska last Saturday.
After improving to a 3-4 record, the Hotshots now have a brighter chances of gaining inclusion among the eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Not bad at all for the same team that lost its first three games and was at 1-4 just last week.