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Jamie Malonzo, Barangay Ginebra secure 113-107victory vs Rain or Shine

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HERO. Jamie Malonzo helps Barangay Ginebra secure a 113-107 victory against Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the PBA Philippine Cup on March 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. PBA PHOTO

Jamie Malonzo let his on-court performance speak volumes, helping Barangay Ginebra secure a 113-107 victory over Rain or Shine in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday, March 8.

Seeking redemption after their recent wipeout by San Miguel Beer in the Commissioner’s Cup semis, Ginebra showcased an impressive team effort, overcoming the absence of Scottie Thompson. Malonzo, in particular, stole the spotlight with a career-high 32 points, going 12-of-24 from the field, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc.

The 6-foot-4 gunner and slasher also contributed significantly in other areas, amassing eight rebounds, four blocks, three assists, and two steals. Malonzo’s dynamic performance set the tone for Ginebra’s winning start in the new season.

Christian Standhardinger delivered a solid performance with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists, providing valuable contributions alongside Maverick Ahanmisi, who also scored 18 points while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out nine assists.

Japeth Aguilar and Stanley Pringle made significant impacts off the bench, adding 17 and 12 points, respectively, to further boost Ginebra’s offensive firepower.

Despite a gritty stand by Rain or Shine, especially after the early exit of Keith Datu due to injury, Ginebra’s torrid shooting and balanced scoring proved too much to handle. Anton Asistio led the E-Painters with a new career-best 21 points, while Santi Santillan, Gian Mamuyac, Andrei Caracut, and Adrian Nocum all posted double-digit outputs.

Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga stepped up in extended minutes following Datu’s departure, contributing nine points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block, albeit against five turnovers.

The E-Painters, with their small lineup, put up a resilient fight, but Ginebra’s successive three-pointers by Malonzo, Ahanmisi, and Nards Pinto fueled a decisive breakaway late in the third quarter. From that point on, Ginebra never looked back, securing an impactful victory to kick off their campaign in the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup.

The scores:

Ginebra 113 – Malonzo 32, Ahanmisi 18, Standhardinger 18, Aguilar 17, Pringle 12, Cu 7, Pinto 5, Gumaru 3, Tenorio 1, Onwubere 0, Pessumal 0

ROS 107 – Asistio 21, Mamuyac 16, Caracut 16, Santillan 16, Nocum 12, Belga 9, Borboran 8, Norwood 5, Clarito 4, Demusis 0, Datu 0

Quarterscores: 33-26, 58-52, 92-79, 113-107

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