Gilas Cup Season 5 (5’10) – Opening game for both teams, Mixers’ Juancho Tiamzon ( 18 pts & 8 rebs) set the ball rolling for his team along with Ryan Ahulau (14 pts & 15 rebs) they established their inside game early. Halftime was 33 – 28 Mixers.
The second half was a different story as the Gems were determined to flip the tide. Earvin Bensi steady game of 23 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts & 8 stls was the sparkplug the Gems needed. Norman Gamao ably helped Bensi for Gems’ cause his 10 bench points proved to be an advantage as they took the lead going into the fourth period.
Points off turnovers was another advantage that the Cebu Gems maximized, the 26-10 disparity proved too much as the Gems took their first win. Cebu Gems 76 – CCK Mixers 72.
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The Lechon Pinoy Best Player of the Game is Earvin Bensi.