Simon, Yap lead Derby Ace in Game 1

Philippine Basketball Association
2010 Fiesta Conference Quarterfinals Best-of-5 series Game 1
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Derby Ace wins 108-102

James Yap and Peter June Simon led Derby Ace to a win vs Rain or Shine in the 1st Game of their Best-of-5 Quarterfinals series, 108-102. Former MVP James Yap scored 31 points and contributed 4rebs and 4 asts but it was the scoring of PJ Simon (14pts and 4rebs) in the 4th quarter that gave Derby Ace the win including a big 3-point shot with a few seconds remaining in the game to seal the win.

Derby Ace Import Clif Brown was used sparingly in the second half due to cramps but still contributed 17pts, 10rebs and 5asts as Derby Ace played All-Filipino for most of the second half. Kerby Raymundo made his first appearance this conference contributing 4pts, 7rebs and 2asts and Marc Pingris playing with an injury guarded Rain or Shine Import Rod Nealy for most of the game.

Special mention goes to Roger Yap who contributed 16pts, 4rebs, 5asts and 2 stls and just like last conference has stepped up his game in the quarterfinals.

Game Scores:

Derby Ace 108 – Yap J. 31, Brown 17, Yap R. 16, Simon 14, Canaleta 6, Pingris 6, Allado 6, Artadi 4, Raymundo 4, Maierhofer 2,Reavis 2.

Rain or Shine 102 – Nealy 30, Norwood 24, Mercado 14, Cruz 13, Chan 7, Arana 7, Reyes 7, Laure 0, Hrabak 0. Quarters: 28-24, 54-49, 78-77, 108-102

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