San Miguel Beer finally gets a win run going and sends GobalPort crashing
Marcio Lassiter and the Beermen score their first back-to-back wins in two months. Czeasar Dancel

A SAN Miguel Beer side that’s starting to heat up sent Globalport crashing back to earth with a 124-102 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

AZ Reid and Marcio Lassiter conspired in a third-quarter SMB breakaway that took the fight out of the Batang Pier on the way to suffer a first loss after surprisingly going unbeaten in their first three games in the season-ending conference.

The Beermen registered a second successive win — their first back-to-back victories in two months — after a disastrous start to the tournament with two losses.

“I’m happy because we’re all on the same page,” Beermen coach Leo Austria said. “The biggest factor is our energy.”

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Reid and Lassiter combined for 35 points in the third period where the duo fired all but six of the Beermen’s output in the quarter to outscore the Batang Pier’s production in that time frame of 23.

Reid, the hardworking SMB import, ended up with 41 points, while Lassiter chipped in 24 as the Beermen maintained a sizeable cushion they never relinquished.

The SMB cushion ballooned to 31, 104-73, after a Ronald Tubid bucket to start the fourth quarter.

Chris Ross added 17 markers as the defensive stalwart gave the Beermen unlikely offensive contribution with stars June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos combining for just 11 points.

Stand-in Globalport reinforcement Steve Thomas registered 21 points, 12 boards, three steals, two blocks, and two assists, while Terrence Romoer came up with the same scoring output although the Batang Pier rising star shot just 6-fo-17 from the field.


The scores:

SMB 124 – Reid 41, Lassiter 24, Ross 17, Cabagnot 12, Fajardo 6, Tubid 6, Santos 5, Reyes 4, Fortuna 3, Lutz 2, Omolon 2, Espinas 2, Doruelo 0

GLOBALPORT 102 – Thomas 21, Romeo 21, Kramer 16, Pringle 12, Jensen 10, Buenafe 9, Krayem 4, Miranda 4, Isip 3, Mamaril 2, Semerad 0, Taha 0, Caperal 0, Pinto 0

Quarterscores: 34-21, 61-50, 102-73, 124-102

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