Simon, Rosario lift Tropang TNT past Ginebra

Naveen Ganglani
Simon, Rosario lift Tropang TNT past Ginebra

Josh Albelda

The star import and rookie hit big shots in the fourth quarter to separate their team from the crowd-favorite Barangay

MANILA, Philippines – Import David Simon posted 30 points and 14 rebounds while rookie Troy Rosario finished with 22 points and 5 triples as Tropang TNT defeated Barangay Ginebra, 107-92, on Wednesday, March 30, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

TNT outscored Ginebra 34-19 in the fourth quarter to win the game and improve to 5-4 in the Commissioner’s Cup. Ginebra dropped to the same record.

Moala Tautuaa and Jayson Castro each played well as well with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Ginebra was led by the 29 points and 16 boards of import Othyus Jeffers. Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar had 12 points each, but both couldn’t contain Tropang TNT’s import. 

Tropang TNT (107): Simon 30, Rosario 22, Tautuaa 12, Castro 10, De Ocampo 8, Rosser 8, Reyes R. 6, Williams 4, Reyes J. 3, Ababou 2, Carey 2

Ginebra (102): Jeffers 29, Aguilar 12, Slaughter 12, Ellis 10, Mercado 7, Devance 6, Caguioa 5, Tenorio 5, Marcelo 4, Thompson 2, Mariano 0

Quarter scores: 23-20, 46-47, 73-73, 107-92 –

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