Finally a Victory For TerraFirma Dyip in PBA Philippine Cup
Also-ran TerraFirma Dyip has finally tasted a victory in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup after a 110-101 triumph over Blackwater Elite on Friday at the AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Pampanga.
Jaymar Perez spearheaded the attack with 27 points, rookie Roosevelt Adams added double-double 20 markers and 16 rebounds as the Dyip notched its first victory in eight matches.
Juan Miguel Tiongson drained four triples as he finished with 19 points, while John Calvon and Eric James Camson ended up with 11 each for TerraFirma, which were already out of playoff contention despite the win.
After taking the lead in the first two quarters, TerraFirma struggled in the third period as Blackwater snagged an 81-80 edge before Dyip restored order early in the fourth at 100-94 on consecutive shots from Perez.
The Elite cut the deficit to 97-100 but Dyip went for the kill with more baskets from Perez and back-to-back triples from Tiongson for a 108-101 advantage with over a minute left.
Rommel Nino Canaleta tallied 29 points, Celedonio Trollano had double-double 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Shej Roi Sumang had 15 as the Elite slumped to 2-6 win-loss record.