Blackwater rolls to 4th win after crushing Kia

Alyssa Rola
Blackwater rolls to 4th win after crushing Kia
Blackwater spoils the debut of Kia's new import Geron Johnson

MANILA, PhilippinesThe 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. –

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