Columbian Dyip got back on the winning track after getting rid of the Phoenix Fuel Masters, 115-107, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, Sunday evening.
The Dyip shrugged off a slow start before going full blast in the final quarter to stop a three-game losing run and improved their record to 4-5, good for a seventh place in the team standings.
Import John Fields had a monster game, tallying 29 points, 26 boards, six assists, one steal, and one block in 46 minutes of action, while also getting much-needed support from the Columbian locals.
Glenn Khobuntin led five locals in double figures for the Dyip as he produced 18 points and four rebounds. Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy had 15 markers apiece, with the latter also registering 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals for an all-around effort.
Eric Camson and Ronald Tubid completed the six players in double-digit scoring for Columbian after chipping in 13 and 10 points, respectively.
After a tight first three quarters where the Fuel Masters held on for a 75-73 lead, the Dyip took control in the final frame where they exploded for 42 points and established a cushion as much as 13 points.
Eugene Phelps paced Phoenix with 34 points, 22 rebounds and three blocks that just went for naught as they crashed to 3-5.
COLUMBIAN 115 – Fields 29, Khobuntin 18, King 15, McCarthy 15, Camson 13, Tubid 10, Escoto 6, Ababou 3, Sara 2, Cahilig 2, Corpuz 2, Celda 0.
PHOENIX 107 – Phelps 34, Wright 32, Perkins 14, Revilla 5, Intal 5, Wilson 5, Chan 4, Mendoza 2, Kramer 2, Chua 2, Jazul 2, Gamboa 0, Dehesa 0.
Quarter scores: 17-29, 44-48, 73-75, 115-107.