Converge pips Terrafirma in PBA on Tour

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno

May 26, 2023, 9:07 pm Updated on May 26, 2023, 9:09 pm

MANILA – Converge blasted off in the second quarter en route to whipping Terrafirma, 119-82, in their PBA on Tour game on Friday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The FiberXers outscored the Dyip, 35-22, to blow the game wide open even as the former led by as much as 41 late in the fourth quarter.

Justin Arana imposed his will inside the paint and led Converge with 24 points on 8-of-11 field goals, 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Jerrick Balanza added 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 4-for-6 on threes, two rebounds and one assist off the bench.

Mike Nieto tallied a double-double in his first game in purple, finishing with 12 points and 12 rebounds with three assists even as Jeo Ambohot bucked early foul trouble and also finished with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Juami Tiongson led Terrafirma with 17 points and one assist off the bench, while Isaac Go had a quiet seven points, four rebounds, and one block in his first game back from a knee injury. (PNA)