Rain or Shine comes back to beat NorthPort for third straight win


Rain or Shine Elasto Painters waxed hot in the fourth quarter to frustrate the NorthPort Batang Pier, 107-100, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena, Friday evening.

Down by as much as 14 points, the Elasto Painters exploded in the payoff period then held the Batang Pier to just 11 points to come away with the win.

James Yap typified Rain or Shine’s offense, going with 19 points behind a 6-of-9 clip from three-point territory, as the second seed E-Painters extended their winning run to three games for a 5-1 win-loss record.

Beau Belga finished with 19 markers as well along with seven assists, Norbert Torres contributed 16 markers, while Raymond Almazan and Maverick Ahanmisi added 14 and 11 markers, respectively.

Stanley Pringle’s game-high 34 points and seven rebounds, and Sean Anthony’s 22 points and seven rebounds, meanwhile, went down the drain as the Batang Pier dropped to 2-2 after losing their second straight match.

The scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 107 – Yap 19, Belga 19, Torres 16, Almazan 14, Ahanmisi 11, Nambatac 11, Borboran 6, Norwood 4, Daquioag 3, Rosales 2, Mocon 2, Ponferada 0.

NORTHPORT 100 – Pringle 34, Anthony 22, Tautuaa 16, Bolick 9, Lanete 7, Guinto 6, Gabayni 4, Grey 2, Elorde 0, Sollano 0, Taha 0, Arana 0.

Quarter scores: 28-25, 53-59, 79-89, 107-100.