Harvey Carey explodes for 28 points to help the Talk N Text tropang texters beats Rain or Shine Painters 107-98.
Ryan Reyes and Jason Castro also had their moments, alternatively taking turns to create a mini run in the last two quarters to finally wiped out the Painters.
This is the third straight conference Talk ‘N Text handed the Painters their first loss. The painters slide to a 2-1 record.
Main reason was Harvey Carey’s dominant performance, exploding for a game-high 28 points, just two points shy of his career-best which he established five seasons ago. Carey also grabbed 14 rebounds , eight coming from offensive boards.
“We were fortunate enough to have a good scoring game from Harvey, whom we don’t even have a
single play for. That was the difference in tonight’s ballgame,” said Talk ‘N Text head coach Chot Reyes.
Ryan Reyes chipped in 19 points, while Castro added 18, shooting 4-of-5 from three-point range, and also dishing off 10 assists.
Japeth Aguilar was well scouted and just managed to score seven points and pulled down three rebounds. But Larry Fonacier and Jared Dillinger step up to score 13 and 11 points.
“It was kind of expected,” said Reyes. “We knew he will be scouted, and Rain or Shine really
prepared for him. I felt coach Yeng did a great job putting (Ronnie) Matias on him since it took
away any speed advantage on Japeth’s part. They also played physical on him.”
Sensational rookie Paul Lee led Rain or Shine with 17 points.
“We wanted to make sure we always have an extra guy on Paul Lee,” said Coach Chot Reyes.
“Still, he scored 17 points. He’s really a special player.”
Coach Chot Reyes praised his boys with win.
“We’re basically just limping along,” he said. “My players are getting tired, but they were
still gutting it out in the end. We do not have our regular rotation yet, but as long as we get
contributions from everybody, not only in scoring, then our chances can get better.”
TALK N’ TEXT 107 – Carey 28, Reyes 19, Castro 18, Fonacier 13, Dillinger 11, Aguilar 7, Peek 7, Aban
4, Raymundo 0, Lao 0.
RAIN OR SHINE 98 – Lee 17, Belga 16, Norwood 12, Cruz 11, Arana 11, Chan 10, Quinahan 10, Buenafe 7,
Matias 4, Rodriguez 0.