The Rundown from Wednesday’s PBA: Bay Area’s Booming Debut

If you happen to miss out on the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday double-header slate, here’s a quick rundown to keep you updated.

Myles Powell
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Fiery Debut from Powell and the Dragons

The Bay Area Dragons came out firing on all cylinders on their first official PBA game, handing out a 133-87 beating of the Blackwater Bossing.

Myles Powell led all scorers with 41 points, while Glen Yang contributed 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists. Powell, a former NBA cager who played briefly for the Philadelphia 76ers, already had 26 points by the end of the first half. The Dragons already had a massive 28-point lead by then, and they never looked back.

Ato Ular produced a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds for Blackwater, while import Cameron Krutwig put up 11 points, 12 boards, and 8 assists. It was a hapless performance from the Blackwater defense as they allowed their opponents to make 55% of their shots, including 41% from the three-point line.

Bay Area will face NorthPort on Saturday, while Blackwater will have Phoenix for their next assignment.

Sumang, Bolick Come Up Clutch for NorthPort

Behind clutch shots from their backcourt pairing, the NorthPort Batang Pier carved out a close-call 92-89 victory over the Phoenix Super LPG.

Spitfire guard Roi Sumang had his fingerprints all over the game’s crucial moments as he either scored or assisted in NorthPort’s last eight points to close out the game. After hitting a clutch trey, Sumang found Robert Bolick stationed in the corner, and the latter delivered a trifecta himself, giving the Batang Pier the lead for good.

Bolick paced NorthPort with 21 markers, while Sumang put up 15 off the bench. Import Prince Ibeh hauled in 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 steals, and newcomer Arvin Tolentino filled the stat sheet with 16 points, 6 boards, 7 assists, 2 steals, and 4 blocks.

Javee Mocon led the charge for Phoenix with his own double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds.

Upcoming 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Games

September 23, 2022 – PhilSports Arena

  • Terrafirma Dyip vs. Converge FiberXers (3:00 PM)
  • NLEX Road Warriors vs. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (5:45 PM)

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