Rookie Maierhofer leads Purefoods in win

Purefoods TJ Giants vs Talk N Text Tropang Texters
Purefoods wins 108-102
PBA 35th Season KFC-PBA Philippine Cup
November 8, 2009

Rookie Rico Maierhofer led Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants in a win vs Talk N Text contributing 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. It was the best game of Purefoods No. 2 Pick in 5 games so far, but clearly Maierhofer has a lot of potential in both ends of the floor.

Special mention also to Nino Canaleta who also had a solid game with 16 points including a crucial three pointer in the final minutes of the game with Talk N Text closing in on the lead of Purefoods.Marc Pingris who came back to Purefoods from San Miguel also had his best game since joining Purefoods again with 12 points including a crucial offensive rebound and putback of a miss by James Yap in the dying seconds of the game.

Peter June Simon, Rafi Reavis and Don Allado sat out of this game due to different injuries. Despite the absence of both big men Reavis and Allado, Purefoods dominated the boards 56-31 with 21 on the offensive. Harvey Carey and Mac Cardona led Talk N Text with 20 and 19 points respectively.

Purefoods continues its mastery over Talk N Text, winning the last 5 games over the Tropang Texters dating back from last season. It was a good win for Purefoods specially coming from a big loss to Coca Cola last game where they led for most of the game but losing in the final minutes.


Purefoods 108 – Maierhofer 20, Canaleta 16, Yap J. 13, Raymundo 13, Pingris 12, Yap R. 11, Salvador 9, Adducul 9, Timberlake 3, Artadi 2.

Talk N’ Text 102 – Carey 20, Cardona 19, Alapag 18, Belasco 17, De Ocampo Y. 9, Ritualo 7, Dillinger 6, Castro 6, Isip 0, De Ocampo R. 0, Peek 0.

Quarterscores: 30-25, 53-55, 80-76, 108-102.

2 Responses to Rookie Maierhofer leads Purefoods in win

  1. tiEnnE says:

    PRM ruLEs!!

  2. xyvience says:

    kh8 nung nasa lasalle pa sya sobrang idol ko n tlga sya. ROY all the way for rico maierhofer!!!

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