Reid, Fajardo lead San Miguel past Star

Naveen Ganglani
Reid, Fajardo lead San Miguel past Star
The Beermen improve to 3-1 in the Governors' Cup standings

MANILA, Philippines – The one-two punch of import Arizona Reid and reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo led the San Miguel Beermen past the Star Hotshots, 109-100, on Sunday, July 31, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

San Miguel held off a late rally by Star in the final period to bounce back from its loss to Mahindra and move up to 3-1 in the Governors’ Cup standings. The Hotshots slipped to 1-3.

Reid finished with 34 points, 11 assists, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds, while Fajardo added 28 points and 13 boards in a game where the Beermen forced 25 turnovers from Star which led to 24 points.

Alex Cabagnot also played well with 21 points and 7 boards, while Chris Ross had 14 points and 10 assists.

The Hotshots actually got within 5, 88-83, after a PJ Simon basket. San Miguel, which led by as much as 19, avoided the meltdown thanks to timely baskets by Fajardo and Cabagnot. 

Marcio Lassiter’s jumper with 3:59 left made it a 100-88 game, which Star couldn’t bounce back from.

James Yap led the Hotshots with 20 points, while import Marqus Blakely had 15 points and 21 rebounds, but also 10 turnovers.


San Miguel (109): Reid 34, Fajardo 28, Cabagnot 21, Ross 14, Lassiter 7, De Ocampo 3, Tubid 2, Arana 0, David 0, Reyes 0

Star (100): Yap 20, Blakely 15, Garcia 14, Melton 14, Barroca 11, Simon 10, Pingris 6, Mallari 4, Reavis 4, Maliksi 2, Pascual 0, Sangalang 0

Quarter scores: 32-20, 56-39, 83-70, 109-100  –

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