Saturday, June 6, 2009
Barangay Ginebra reigns
For the 13th time, Barangay Ginebra displays their supremacy and still undefeated team for almost two months after overpowering Air21 Express, 106-95, taking the Game 1 of their best-of-seven finals showdown in the Smart-PBA Fiesta Conference Wednesday night at the Araneta Coliseum.
Mark Caguioa sparked as he led the Gin Kings with 22 points and seven rebounds as they dissuaded the courageous Express.
Kings were scoreless for the first minutes of the first quarter after Raffi Reavis scored the first basket for the Gin Kings and ended up the first quarter leading by six points.
Import Chris Alexander became greater as he scored 18 points and 25 rebounds to make up for the appalling free throw shooting where he only nailed two out of 10.
Junthy Valenzuela and Jayjay Helterbrand as well as slotman Eric Menk each scored 12 markers to block Air21’s rally.