The Star Hotshots ended its three-game losing skid as they beat GlobalPort Batang Pier, 109-83.
It’s the first game of Hotshots after departing from its three-point King Allein Maliksi via player trade.
Star attacked GlobalPort from inside the post and controlled the game since the beginning of the game.
Malcolm Hill was in his best game once again as he delivered 32 points and 12 rebounds while Ian Sangalang was sharp in his low-post game as he scored 17 points along with his 10 rebounds. Sangalang shoots 70% under the rim as he converted seven shots out of 10 attempts.
According to Hotshots coach, the reason why they got beaten in their last three outings is because they got out-rebounded. In their GlobalPort match, he prepared his troops that this time around, they need to make sure that they’ll win the boards and that exactly what happen.
“For the last three games we’re out rebounded by, I think the average is 15-16 rebounds,” coach Chito Victolero said during the post-game interview. “We addressed that to the player na we need to control the rebounds,” he added.
Even with Stanley Pringle back in Batang Pier crew, still it wasn’t enough to end their skid. Overall, GlobalPort shoots poorly with only 36 percent accuracy.
Pringle only contributed 5 points in his return after two games of absence due to family matters.
Ian Sangalang with ala Marc Pingris move
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Murphy Holloway led GlobalPort with 20 points and 17 rebounds while Terrence Romeo only managed to score 11 points.
The “Slash Brothers” were shutdown in this game as they can’t find the bottom of the net, both players shoots under 20 percent from the field.
Star vs GlobalPort Box Score
Best Player: Ian Sangalang
Quarters: 12-19 | 38-48 | 65-81 | 83-109
Hotshots (109) – Lee 9, Sangalang 17, Barroca 8, Pingris 6, Hill 32, Melton 2, Reavis 4, Jalalon 4, Simon 2, Ramos 9, dela Rosa 4, Brondial 4, Pascual 1, Mendoza 7
Aces (83) – Pringle 5, Romeo 11, Holloway 20, Anthony 12, Cortez 5, Baracael 10, Paredes 2, Cardona 5, Guinto 11, Hubalde 2