TNT prevails over Columbian to stay unbeaten


TNT KaTropa turned back a resolute Columbian Dyip side for a 125-120 victory in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, Saturday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.

As a result, the KaTropa rolled to their fourth straight win and took over the solo first spot in the team standings with an unblemished 4-0 win-loss record.

The KaTropa led for most of the way but had to survive the Dyip’s fourth-quarter storm, cutting a once 14-point deficit to just three, 123-120, inside the final minute mark.

Import KJ McDaniels played all 48 minutes and spearheaded the KaTropa’s attack with 29 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, and five blocks against nine turnovers, while Roger Pogoy, who iced the game with two free throws, flirted with a double-double with 27 points and eight rebounds.

Jayson Castro made 25 points and six assists, while Don Trollano chimed in 19 markers, six boards, and three dimes.

Khapri Alston finished with 38 points and 13 rebounds to lead Columbian, who fell to 2-2 after the defeat. Rashawn McCarthy produced 26 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while CJ Perez supplied 23 markers, seven boards, three assists, and three steals in the loss.

The scores:

TNT 125 – McDaniels 29, Pogoy 27, Castro 25, Trollano 19, Rosario 7, Carey 6, Reyes 6, Vosotros 4, De Leon 2, A. Semerad 0.

COLUMBIAN 120 – Alston 38, McCarthy 26, Perez 23, Corpuz 9, Cahilig 9, Tiongson 8, Celda 3, Flores 2, Faundo 2, Cabrera 0, Calvo 0, Camson 0.

Quarter scores: 32-31, 66-53, 94-91, 125-120.