Blackwater opens PBA season with win over Phoenix

Alyssa Rola
Blackwater opens PBA season with win over Phoenix

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Mac Belo scores 17 points and grabs 9 rebounds in his debut

MANILA, Philippines– Blackwater Elite hopped on a dominant start in the PBA Philippine Cup as they defeated the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 94-87, on Wednesday, November 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

Rookie Mac Belo left a notable first impression in his debut with the Elite as he chipped in 17 points, together with 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Art Dela Cruz also put up a double-double for Blackwater, as he scored 12 points to go with 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. 

Simon Enciso put up a game-high 25 points for the Fuel Masters, which failed to complete the rally in the fourth. Gelo Alolino, who also played his first game for Phoenix, contributed 11 points to go with 2 rebounds. –

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