San Miguel def. NorthPort, 88-87 (PBA) Quarterfinal Game 1 | September 26


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San Miguel Beermen defeated NorthPort Batang Pier, 88-87 to take a commanding 1-0 lead in their best-of-3 quarterfinal series in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

Alex Cabagnot drained the game-winner over Sidney Onwubere with 1.5 second left in the game to finished with game-high 20 points (7/13 FG, 1/3 3PT, 5/6 FT) and 3 rebounds in 22 minutes of play. Moala Tautuaa with a solid game of 15 points (7/17 FG), 5 rebounds and 1 assist. Jaymar Perez with 14 points (5/13 FG, 3/6 3PT), 6 rebounds and 2 assists. June Mar Fajardo finished with a double-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.

“I want to give thanks to coach Leo, I just got in last night. He could easily not play me today because of what’s going on, haven’t practiced, but he gave me the trust and he left me out there. To my teammates, siyempre they didn’t mind me playing this much minutes. Thank you to them.” said Cabagnot in his debut in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup restart.



The Scores:

SAN MIGUEL 88 - Cabagnot 20, Tautuaa 15, Perez 14, ROss 12, Fajardo 10, Santos 9, Lassiter 8, Pessumal 0, Zamar 0, Gotladera 0.

NORTHPORT 87 - Anthony 16, Slaughter 15, Malonzo 13, Bolick 13, Taha 10, Ferrer 8, Onwubere 7, Elorde 3, Rike 2, Balanza 0, Lanete 0.

Quarters: 21-19, 44-43, 65-60, 88-87. [FULL GAME STATS]

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