MANILA, Philippines – The Blackwater Elite were dominant from the opening frame as they rolled in governing fashion to a 118-97 win against the slumping Kia Picanto in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday, September 1 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
The Picanto debuted a new reinforcement in Geron Johnson, who formerly suited up for the University of Memphis.
The 25-year-old Ohio native, who took the spot of Markeith Cummings, was brought in to steer Kia to a much-anticipated victory in the season-ending conference.
The Elite, however, wasted no time in getting on the board as they amassed a huge 71-30 lead at the half that helped notch the bounce back win.
Henry Walker logged in 25 points to go with 11 boards and 7 assists for the Elite, who sank in 19 triples throughout the match.
Mike DiGregorio went perfect from the beyond the arc and flirted with a double-double, tallying 16 markers and 9 rebounds, while JP Erram likewise added 16 points and 14 boards in the victory.
Johnson meanwhile finished with a game-high 28 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists for the Picanto.
Blackwater has now won 4 of its last 5 games, while Kia dropped to its 8th straight defeat in the conference. – Rappler.com
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