Talk ‘N Text beats rival Petron Boosters to grab a share of the lead in All Filipino Cup Standings 4-1.
Joining them in the top standing is Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.
Talk N Text Tropang Texters and Petron Boosters were suffering from a depleted lineup caused by injuries.
But Talk N Text players step up to the challenge and produced significant numbers to help them win the ball game.
Jared Dillinger and Ryan Reyes lead the way for the Tropang texters, each scoring with 21 points. Japeth Aguilar and Ali Peek added 20 points and 12 points respectively and combined for 29 rebounds.
The absence of Jimmy Alapag, Harvey Carey and Ranidel de Ocampo were hardly missed with their teammates doing a good job covering for them.
With the loss, the Boosters slid to fifth place joining sister team Barangay Ginebra Kings.
“Our major concern coming into the game was our health problem. But we talked in the dugout and
decided we would win on defense,” said Coach Chot Reyes of Talk N Text.
“Guys like Ryan Reyes and Jared Dillinger stepped up in the absence of our injured players.
That’s what team is all about,” added Reyes .
Jimmy Alapag will be out for three weeks as with an injured foot. Ranidel De Ocampo is still nursing with a broken nose while Do-it-all forward, Harvey Carey is recovering from a knee injury.
TALK N’ TEXT 96 – Dillinger 21, Reyes 21, Aguilar 20, Peek 12, Williams 8, Castro 7, Fonacier 7,
Raymundo 0, Oreta 0, Lao 0.
PETRON 86 – Lutz 20, Santos 20, Cabagnot 16, Ildefonso 10, Yeo 8, Baclao 6, Sharma 4, Guevarra 2,
Agustin 0, Reyes 0.