PBA: Ginebra overcomes Magnolia to secure the historic 100th victory in the Manila Clasico

Apr 2, 2024

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In the PBA Season 48 Philippine Cup on Sunday night at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, Ginebra defeated Magnolia, their longtime rivals, 87-77. Ginebra showed greater stability in the latter stages of the game

With 36.3 seconds remaining, Maverick Ahanmisi hit a trifecta from close to the top of the key to help the Kings overcome the Hotshots, who had twice closed the gap to just four points in the final 3:24 of play.
It’s a significant victory. Referring to their March 15th 91-73 loss against Meralco, head coach Tim Cone stated

In the 35-season Manila Clasico battle, Stanley Pringle led the fan favorites to victory with a season-high 17 points and six assists.
Ahanmisi ended with three rebounds, four assists, and sixteen points. Japeth Aguilar contributed 9 rebounds and 16 points as well.

Christian Standhardinger chipped in with seven assists, fourteen rebounds, and eleven points. In addition, Jamie Malonzo had 11 and 9 boards.

Next up for Ginebra (3-1) is a heavyweight match on Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. against San Miguel (3-0) remaining in the Big Dome.

Ian Sangalang led Magnolia with 17 points, but Magnolia suffered its first defeat after defeating Converge 106-75 to start the conference season.

Ten rebounds and fifteen points came from Jio Jalalon. The Hotshots, who were blitzed 19–5 by the Kings, abridging the third and fourth chapters, were led by Paul Lee with 12 points, Mark Barroca with 11 and Abu Tratter with 10 points.

Magnolia’s next game against NLEX is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the league’s long-awaited return to Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

The Scores

Ginebra 87 – Pringle 17, M. Ahanmisi 16, J.Aguilar 16, Malonzo 11, Standhardinger 11, Onwubere 8, Tenorio 5, Pinto 3, David 0.

Magnolia 77 – Sangalang 17, Jalalon 15, Lee 12, Barroca 11, Tratter 10, Abueva 4, Mendoza 3, Corpuz 3, Laput 2, Escoto 0, Ahanmisi 0, Reavis 0, Eriobu 0.

Quarter scores: 17-18, 37-40, 60-56, 87-77.

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