ANTIPOLO CITY—Columbian just has Rain or Shine’s number this season.
The Dyip beat the Elastopainters, 100-84, in stunning fashion on Friday to pick up their first win in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Ynares Center.
Akeem Wright, Jerramy King, Rashad McCarthy, and Ronald Tubid led Columbian’s attack as the Dyip finally notched a win after going 0-9 to start the conference. They also swept their season series against Rain or Shine this year.
The win broke all losing streaks that Columbian had owned—an 11-game slide in the 2018 season and a 25-game skid in the Governors’ Cup.
“Pagpasok ko dito, hindi ako sanay,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel upon entering the press room. “Nakatanggal ng tinik sa dibdib. Hindi na ako sanay manalo.”
Wright had 23 points and 12 rebounds, while King had 18 points including seven in the first quarter that saw the Dyip take a 20-6 lead to start the game.
McCarthy and Tubid each had 16 points as they connected on key baskets that helped restore order for Columbian after repeated rallies by Rain or Shine.
Columbian broke the game wide open in the fourth with King scoring a lay-up to increase the Dyip’s lead to 91-70, the biggest in the game.
Terrence Watson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Maverick Ahanmisi added 16 point for the Elastopainters, whose loss snapped their two-game winning streak to fall to 2-5.
Columbian 100 – Wright 23, King 18, McCarthy 16, Tubid 16, Cahilig 13, Reyes 5, Corpuz 4, Celda 3, Ababou 2, Khobuntin 0.
Rain or Shine 84 – Watson 18, Ahanmisi 16, Norwood 11, Ponferada 9, Yap 8, Belga 7, Washington 6, Borboran 5, Daquioag 4, Tiu 0, Nambatac 0.
Quarters: 24-21; 50-39; 68-63; 100-84.