Rashwan McCarthy finally showed up as expected and Columbian rediscovered its winning ways anew.
McCarthy exploded for a career-high 30 points, powering the Dyip to an 86-85 cliffhanger over Meralco Wednesday in the PBA Philippine Cup’s resumption at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
McCarthy anchored his performance on a 6-of-12 three-point shooting with his last triple giving the Dyip an 86-80 lead that proved enough of a cushion in the final 2:30 of the game.
It was a big bounce-back game for McCarthy, who scored only two points in a 72-94 loss to Alaska last Feb. 6, capping Columbian’s three-game slide before a three-week break.
As a result, Columbian snapped out of its funk and improved to a 3-4 slate while wresting eighth-running spot from its victim, which absorbed a second straight loss and fell to 2-4.