The Magnolia Hotshots are now back to .500 winning percentage after logging another victory against the Columbian Dyip, 110-103.
Hotshots coach Chito Victolero unleashed his “Angas na Back-Court” in the fourth quarter after their import got whistled for his fifth personal foul.
One of the Magnolia deployed guards went berserk particularly in the rebounding category as Jio Jalalon pulled 12 rebounds along with his 17 points and 7 assists.
Jalalon was also later named as the Best Player of the Game with his sterling performance.
James Farr was pulled out with more than 10 minutes in the final quarter. An ample amount for Columbian to takeover the game against an importless opponent.
However, the Dyip were unable to take advantage the situation as they only managed to reduce the lead to only eight points.
Newly installed import for Columbian led his team in scoring. Lester Prosper delivered 26 points and 14 rebounds in his first game in the PBA.
Jerramy King who made his first basketball action after five months on the sidelines only had 2 points and was only given a limited playing time.
Magnolia has now improved to 2-2 record while the Dyip fell to 1-4 slate.
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Magnolia vs Columbian Box Score
Quarters: 34-28 | 52-52 | 85-74 | 110-103
Hotshots (110) – Farr 22, Sangalang 22, Lee 21, Jalalon 17, Barroca 9, Brondial 8, Melton 3, Herndon 2, Dela Rosa 2, Ramos 2
Dyip (103) – Prosper 26, Perez 18, McCarthy 11, Corpuz 10, Calvo 6, Escoto 4, Celda 4, Cahilig 3, Camson 3, Reyes 2, King 2