As Rain or Shine destroys NorthPort, Santillan leads the balance score with 20 points

Jul 24, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines – In a spectacular show of grit and cooperation, Rain or Shine overcame a challenging setback to Magnolia by dominating NorthPort in the PBA On Tour game at the Ynares Arena in Pasig. With a final score of 118 to 112, the Elasto Painters triumphed, displaying their tenacity and adaptability on the court.

The secret to Rain or Shine’s victory was a well-rounded attack, with Leonard Santillan taking the lead with an outstanding 20 points. It was clear that the squad could handle the pressure from the Batang Pier since they took charge of the game right away and kept up their momentum all the way to the end.

Rain or Shine demonstrated their adaptability and cohesion despite the absence of head coach Yeng Guiao, who is on vacation abroad, and chief deputy Mike Buendia, who filled in. This contributed to their overall record of 7-2. The team’s members stepped up and flawlessly carried out their game strategy, demonstrating their ability to compete without their top leadership.

NorthPort was at a loss for words in response to Rain or Shine’s amazing performance on the court. In sharp contrast to their previous 32 percent shooting versus Magnolia, they were able to make an amazing 44 of 80 field goal attempts because of their teamwork and flawless coordination. Their skill in long-range shooting was also on display, with 15 of their 35 tries ending in success, demonstrating their adaptability and capacity for gameplay.

In addition to showcasing Rain or Shine’s offensive skill against NorthPort, the win also highlighted their defensive tenacity as they were able to minimize NorthPort’s scoring opportunities throughout the game. They were able to regain their winning form and earn a critical victory in the ongoing tournament thanks to their tenacity and concentration.

With that resounding victory over NorthPort, Rain or Shine demonstrated their superiority through an outstanding display of teamwork and individual brilliance. The E-Painters put on a well-rounded offensive display, led by players like Shaun Ildefonso, Gian Mamuyac, Beau Belga, and Jewel Ponferrada who each scored ten points or more. They have cemented their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the league because of their well-balanced assault, excellent shooting, and defensive strength.

Notably, Gian Mamuyac showed off his versatility with eight rebounds and seven assists, adding to Rain or Shine’s outstanding total of 34 assists, while Andrei Caracut played a crucial role with his 17 points and six assists. Their combined efforts allowed them to overcome NorthPort’s numerous comeback attempts and establish a sizable advantage of up to 20 points.

Arvin Tolentino and Paul Zamar, two of NorthPort’s finest players, were successfully contained by Rain or Shine’s defensive tactics, which also helped them win. However, NorthPort’s other players failed to find their rhythm and have an impact on the game.

JM Calma led NorthPort’s effort on the opposite side with an amazing 22 points and 16 rebounds, and Fran Yu added 19 points to help the team mount a quick comeback. Beau Belga, Mark Borboran, and Andrei Caracut’s key contributions and Rain or Shine’s defensive tenacity meant that the NorthPort threat was ultimately neutralized, resulting in a resounding victory.

Overall, Rain or Shine’s seamless gameplay and outstanding player contributions allowed them to completely control the court and defeat NorthPort with an outstanding victory. Rain or Shine proves to be a force to be reckoned with in the league, able to take on any challenge that comes their way, with their well-rounded team and strong defensive techniques.

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