(UPDATED) Mangolia finally got over the hump and clinched a victory in the PBA Philippine Cup by defeating Meralco, 92-86, at the Xavier U Gym in Cagayan de Oro on Saturday.
Cagayan de Oro's very own Jio Jalalon paced the Hotshots with 19 points, including a couple of dagger threes in the fourth quarter. He also tallied 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Hotshots had to limit the Bots to just 13 points in the final quarter to arrest a 3-game slide.
Magnolia got 15 and 11 points respectively from Paul Lee and Mark Barroca, who recently returned from national duty.
It was Magnolia's first victory in 4 games.
Meralco, which got 22 points from Chris Newsome, fell to 2-5.
(More to follow.)
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