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James Yap out as Meralco defeats Derby Ace

Philippine Basketball Association 36th Season
2011 Commissioners Cup
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Meralco Bolts
Meralco defeats Derby Ace, 89-86

Even without MVP James Yap, who sat out of this game due to a calf injury, B-Meg almost defeated the Meralco Bolts again but came up short in the end game as they suffered their second straight setback and now at the bottom half of the standings with 2 wins and 4 losses.

Derby Ace had a chance to get the lead with 26 seconds left and Meralco leading by 1, 87-86, but Kerby Raymundo in just his second game back from an injury missed a shot and Mac Cardona sealed the win for the Bolts with 2 free throws.

Peter June Simon led the Llamados with 17 points and 3 rebounds while Marc Pingris contributed a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Nino “KG” Canaleta had a big 4th quarter with 10 points (3 three point shots) but was neutralized by Meralco Import Champ Oguchi who made 4 three pointers in the 4th quarter which includes the shot that gave the Bolts the lead, 87-86.

It was the first time that Meralco won against Derby Ace since getting the Sta. Lucia franchise and the 1st win by Meralco head coach Ryan Gregorio against his former team.

Game scores:

Meralco 89 – Oguchi 29, Taulava 15, Mercado 13, Cardona 13, Hugnatan 6, Espinas 5, Ross 4, Gamalinda
2, Isip 2, Aquino 0, Ritualo 0.

Derby Ace 86 – Simon 17, Pingris 16, Canaleta 12, Raymundo 10, Spears 9, Yap R 9, Escobal 8,
Adducul 3, Fernandez 2, Gaco 0, Salvador 0.

Quarters: 17-15, 38-37, 62-62, 89-86

Derby Ace faces old Coach

PBA 36th Season Philippine Cup
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Meralco Bolts
October 20, 2010, 7:30pm, Cuneta Astrodome

Both Derby Ace and Meralco are in a losing streak and one team will finally break it tonight as Coach Ryan Gregorio of the Meralco Bolts will face his former team, the B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados at the Cuneta Astrodome.

B-Meg has lost its first 3 games in the current Philippine Cup but Coach Jorge Gallent hopes to get his first win in the PBA as head coach and it will be more memorable if he wins because he will be facing the previous mentor of Derby Ace.

Another match up to look for is current MVP James Yap vs Meralco franchise player, Mac Mac Cardona.

PBA Fashion Show

Current Most Valuable Player James Yap will lead the Philippine Basketball Association not in the hardcourt but on the ramp as the PBA will have their fashion to start the 36th season titled “Pormang PBA”.

The Fashion Show will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on September 26, 2010, 6-9pm, one week before the PBA Opening on October 3, 2010, the event will also feature the 2010 Binibining Pilipinas Winners led by Miss Universe 4th runner up Venus Raj.

PBA players who will be part of “Pormang PBA”:
– James Yap (MVP) and Rico Maierhofer (ROY) (Derby Ace)
– Arwin Santos (San Miguel)
– JC Intal and Ronald Tubid (Ginebra)
– Gabe Norwood and Doug Kramer (Rain or Shine)
– Wesley Gonzales, Noy Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini (Air21)
– L.A. Tenorio and Elmer Espiritu (Alaska)
– Aris Dimaunahan (Barako Bull)
– Francis Allera (Powerade)
– Jarred Dillinger (Talk `N Text)
– MacMac Cardona (Meralco)

* pic from pba.ph