Ginebra dominates Dyip to secure twice-to-beat incentive


Barangay Ginebra exploded in the fourth quarter as it ran over the Columbian Dyip, 113-90, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Friday night.

The Gin Kings squandered an early lead as the Dyip turned things up in the third to make it a close game. But Ginebra’s dominant fourth quarter silenced Columbian for good en route to a 23-point rout.

As a result, Ginebra improved to 7-3 that kept its hold of fourth place to secure a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, the Dyip dropped out of the top-8 with a third straight loss. Columbian finished the conference with a 4-7 record and is currently in 9th place.

Justin Brownlee had 26 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists, while Jeff Chan led the locals with 20 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the rainbow country.

Stanley Pringle finished with 20 markers as well, while Japeth Aguilar and Art dela Cruz added 19 and 16 points respectively in the win.

Columbian got 34 points and 22 rebounds from import Khapri Alston in a losing effort. CJ Perez produced 19 points, while Rashawn McCarthy and Juami Tiongson chipped in at least 11 points.

The scores:

GINEBRA 113 – Brownlee 26, Pringle 20, Chan 20, Aguilar 19, Dela Cruz 16, Thompson 4, Caperal 4, Tenorio 2, Mariano 2, Dillinger 0, Sargent 0, Teodoro 0, Aguilar R. 0, Devance 0, Caguioa 0.

COLUMBIAN 90 – Alston 34, Perez 19, McCarthy 12, Tiongson 11, Camson 6, Corpuz 4, Gabriel 2, Agovida 2, Reyes 0, Cahilig 0, Khobuntin 0, Celda 0.

Quarter scores: 28-18, 58-44, 82-78, 113-90.