Derby Ace survives end game run by Rain or Shine

Philippine Basketball Association
2010 Fiesta Conference
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Derby Ace wins 86-84

Led by Solomon Mercado with 45 points, Rain or Shine almost made a big comeback after being down most of the game, only to lose by two points to the B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados, 86-84 Derby Ace had the chance to seal the game from the free throw line, but Rookie Rico Maierhofer missed two free throws and gave ROS a chance to steal the game but Gabe Norwood misses a long three and Derby Ace notched its tenth win to close the gap with league leading Talk N Text and San Miguel.

Derby Ace Import Clif Brown
had another monster game with 23 rebounds (15 offensive) and 18 points, but was only 8 out of 20 from the field. The duo of James Yap (20points) and Paul Artadi (15 points and 7 assists), both from UE helped Derby Ace take control of the game for the 1st three quarters, both making 4 three point shots to keep Rain or Shine at bay.

Rain or Shine made a run in the final six minutes of the game behind Mercado who was 7 out of 10 from 3-point range (22 in the 4th quarter), but no other ROS player scored in double digits. The awful free throw shooting of Derby Ace as a team also helped Rain or Shine inch closer, missing 10 free throws in the game. including the last 2 by Maierhofer.

Known for his offense, James Yap made a crucial defensive play at the end of the 4th quarter, guarding Sol Mercado and forcing him to miss a three.

Game scores:

Derby Ace 86 – Yap J. 20, Brown 18, Artadi 15, Pingris 8, Reavis 8, Yap R. 6, Maierhofer 4, Allado 4, Simon 2, Canaleta 1.

Rain or Shine 84 – Mercado 45, Norwood 9, Chan 7, Arana 7, Cruz 6, Reyes 5, Lewis 3, Ibanes 2, Tang 0, Laure 0, Hrabak 0.

Quarters: 23-14, 53-37, 67-51, 86-84

6 Responses to Derby Ace survives end game run by Rain or Shine

  1. Sage Imbang says:

    Please check and update the current standing of Derby Ace.

  2. man180 says:

    the b-meg derby ace locals carry the burden offensively and defensively because of their import….they a new import to lead them through the finals….clif brown’s arsenal is clearly not enough, he cannot lead the team!!!

    it’s an opportunity for a grand slam… please reconsider and change import immediately!!!

  3. joey says:

    bakit d kayo kumuha ng high caliber player at alisin na yun mga pambutas ng banko like fernandez,salvador,adducul.kung nagagawa ng iba team mag upgrade ng players nila bakit d nyo magawa eh kayang kaya naman ng management yan,champion pa naman tayo last conf.halos lahat kc ng teams nagpalakas na rosters nila…why bmeg still?…d pa huli ang lahat kung gusto nyo pumasok tayo ng finals pantapat sa dambuhalang team ng talk&text at SMB…

  4. cy says:

    congrats guys!!but really sakit po sa ulo yun hataw ng hataw at sa dulo ay ubos po ang energy.khit halos tinutumbasan ni james at ni artadi ang 3pointers ni sol.what a shame cia lng ang score ng score.maluwag po kc kya nkka3pts c sol.magandang bakbakan to w/ tnt.wouldn’t miss it for the world!

  5. joey says:

    please change our import, we need a machine gun import like David Thirdkill, Dexter Shouse, Derrick Brown, Marquin Chandler, and even Billy Ray Bates of Crispa Redmanizer,it could be very disappointing if we cannot reach into the finals…hurry up coach ryan and my idol alvin,pls do something…d pa huli ang lahat

  6. revo says:

    ok lang sakin na hindi palitan ang import sa derby ace kasi ayos siya sa rebounding pero dapat pagsabihan siya na hindi niya efo-force na e-shoot ang bola. ipasa n lng niya sa mga shoters ng derby ace at bahala n siya sa rebounding.

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