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Stellar semis showing earns Daquiaog Player of the Week award


By Miles Morales

Ed Daquioag captured the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the week nod after playing a major role in Rain or Shine’s pulsating 2-0 series lead over Magnolia in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.

The former University of Santo Tomas (UST) stalwart normed for 14.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in the first two games of the series.

Daquioag provided a scoring boost off the bench for the second-seeded Elasto Painters in Game 1, wherein he finished with 10 points, 3 boards, and an assist in their 84-77 win.

In Game 2, Daquioag was inserted to the starting line-up and immediately proved his worth. He scored 19 points – built on 3 triples– as Rain or Shine knocked down 16 triples in a 93-80 victory.

The E-Painters will try for a 3-0 lead on Tuesday.

Daquiaog beat Norwood and the San Miguel trio of June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot, and Christian Standhardinger for the weekly award, for the period of April 9 to 14.