The Magnolia Hotshots has ended their losing skid and finally in the winning column after they defeated the NLEX Road Warriors, 98-88.
Hotshots’ forward Ian Sangalang continue his impressive game but this time around probably is the sweetest as he helped his team to avoid a three-game losing slump.
Sangalang delivered 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for coach Chito Victolero. He was also named as the Bida Player of the Game.
Magnolia’s import James Farr has shown that he’s an ideal foreign hire. Farr scored 24 points and pulled 21 boards.
It was a tug-of-war kind of game for both squads until the Hotshots able to figure out a way on how to defeat NLEX.
The Hotshots made sure to grab as many offensive rebounds as they can to give them second opportunity to score.
Magnolia outscored the Road Warriors in the second chance points department, 23-6.
Jericho Cruz made his appearance in NLEX uniform and scored six points and dished out eight assists in his debut.
Coach Yeng Guiao also back in PBA action after heaving a break. However, the fiery bench tactician was slapped with technical fouls which is equivalent to ejection from the game.
Magnolia is now 1-2 in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup standings while NLEX is staring to their win-less record and having six game losing slump.
Ian Sangalang Busy Operating Inside The Paint
Magnolia vs NLEX Box Score
Quarters: 27-29 | 45-49 | 73-71 | 98-88
Hotshots (98) – Farr 24, Sangalang 21, Lee 11, Jalalon 10, Barroca 7, Ramos 6, Melton 5, Dela Rosa 5, Brondial 4, Herndon 3, Simon 2
Road Warriors (88) – Mitchell 22, Ighalo 14, Quinahan 12, Lao 8, Erram 7, Cruz 6, Galanza 5, Paredes 4, Paniamogan 3, Monfort 3, Tiongson 2, Rios 2