Derby Ace wins 1st game

Philippine Basketball Association 2010 Fiesta Conference
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Sta Lucia Realtors
Derby Ace wins 86-79

After a long break for B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados (former Purefoods TJ Giants), the team showed that they still have the defensive intensity that made them Philippine Cup champions by beating Sta Lucia Realtors 86-79.

Nino Canaleta led Derby Ace with 18pts and 5 rebs on 7/13 from the field, filling in for injured Kerby Raymundo (Knee injury), James Yap also had 18 points and contributed 4 rebs and 3 asts. Derby Ace Import Lorrenzo Wade did not dominate the game but had a decent debut with 20 pts and 10 rebs, but had 6 turnovers and was in foul trouble with Derby Ace going All-Filipino in some stretches of the game, Wade scoring inside and out had a couple of 3 point shots and dunks in the game.

Sta Lucia Import Anthony Johnson led the Realtors with 26pts and 9rebs. The game could have been different with Sta Lucia missing 17 free throws in the game with Kelly Williams going 5/14 from the free throw line.

It was a nice present for birthday boy, Coach Ryan Gregorio who hopes to capture back-to-back crowns in the PBA this conference. Next game will be Air 21 Express on Friday, April 9, 7:30pm at the Cuneta Astrodome.


Game scores:

Derby Ace 86 – Wade 20, Canaleta 18, Yap J. 18, Artadi 10, Yap R. 6, Maierhofer 4, Allado 4, Simon 2, Pingris 2, Reavis 2, Salvador 0.

Sta. Lucia 79 – Johnson 26, Reyes 12, Williams 12, Urbiztondo 7, Espinas 6, Aquino 6, Custodio 4, Misolas 4, Omolon 2, Pacana 0, Mendoza 0.

Quarterscores: 25-21, 43-36, 63-56, 86-79

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