PBA 37: Cone loses first game as B-Meg coach

6 10 2011

Rookie Chris Lutz, Alex Cabagnot, and Arwind Santos combined for 47 points to give Tim Cone a loss in his first PBA coaching stint outside the Alaske Aces. The Petron Blaze Boosters won against the preseason favorite B-Meg Llamados, 73-69, in the main PBA Wednesday game at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The B-Meg Llamados were actually out to impress their new coach as they led 22-13 in the first 12 minutes of the game. They held twin digit leads before Petron rallied in the 2nd period to cut the deficit to just a single basket at the half. The Boosters opened the final half with a  9-0 blast to seize the lead from B-Meg and took a 58-54 lead going to the payoff period.

It was an exciting 4th quarter, as Tim Cone’s wards rallied to lead 67-66. National team member Chris Lutz then, got a 3-point play off ex-Gilas teammate Mark Barroca. The Llamados could not buy a basket in the 3-point area as Alex Cabagnot sealed the win with four free throws as B-Meg were forced to foul.

Peter June Simon scored 21 points to lead the Llamados while James Yap and Kerby Raymundo were held to 10 points each.

Injury Notes: Dondon Hontiveros left the game in the first quarter in an apparent foot injury.

Scores:

PETRON 73—Lutz 19, Cabagnot 17, Santos 11, Miranda 8, Sharma 6, Ildefonso 5, Guevarra 3, Agustin 2, Yeo 2, Baclao 0, Hontiveros 0.
B-MEG 69—Simon 21, Yap J. 10, Raymundo 10, Devance 9, Yap R. 9, Ferriols 4, Barroca 2, Reavis 2, Maierhofer 1, Pingris 1, Urbiztondo 0.
Quarters: 13-22, 36-38, 58-54, 73-69, 73-69


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6 10 2011
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