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PBA: Converge rides Jolo Mendoza’s sizzling hand to beat Phoenix

PBA: Converge rides Jolo Mendoza’s sizzling hand to beat Phoenix


PBA on Tour Converge FiberXers' Jolo Mendoza.

Converge FiberXers’ Jolo Mendoza. –PBA IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines–Converge obtained an enormous elevate from draft hopeful Jolo Mendoza to tug off a 104-90 win over Phoenix within the PBA On Tour on Friday at Ynares Sports activities Area in Pasig Metropolis.

Mendoza was red-hot from past the arc and completed with 26 factors because the FiberXers posted their fourth victory after eight video games within the exhibition collection.

The previous Ateneo cager, set to enter the draft in September, drained seven threes, most got here within the second quarter to spotlight a efficiency that got here after averaging simply 1.8 factors in his 4 earlier On Tour appearances.

Mike Nieto, Mendoza’s ex-Blue Eagle teammate, had 20 factors and 9 rebounds, Kevin Racal scored 12 and Justine Arana had 10 factors, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and two blocks for Converge.

One other unheralded participant additionally keyed Converge’s triumph in Keith Zaldivar, who scored eight of his 11 factors.

Zaldivar, who was signed a number of weeks in the past after being launched by Magnolia, joined palms with Mendoza and Nieto as Converge pulled away after Phoenix obtained to inside six, 79-73, within the payoff interval.

Phoenix fell to 3-5 within the On Tour after dropping 5 of its final six matches.

Sean Manganti posted 15 factors and eight rebounds for the Gasoline Masters.

The scores:

CONVERGE 104—Mendoza 26, Nieto 20, Racal 12, Zaldivar 11, Stockton 9, Ambohot 9, Arana 8, Guinto 5, Ebona 2.

PHOENIX 90—Manganti 15, Mocon 11, Muyang 10, Tio 9, Garcia 9, Camacho 9, Jazul 8, Lalata 8, Celda 6, Rangel 3, Alejandro 2, Fetalvero 0, Atienza 0.

Quarters: 21-26, 49-45, 72-68, 104-90.

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