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Big Chill subdues Blackwater

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Big Chill coach Robert Sison surely has good reason to be excited having Juneric Baloria on his team.

This year’s NCAA most valuable player made a good account of himself in his first game with Big Chill, scoring a game-high 22 and leading the Superchargers to a 90-83 victory on Monday against Blackwater Sports in a match-up of unbeaten teams in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Ynares Arena in Pasig City.

“What can I say he (Baloria) played awesome (today),” Sion said of the Perpetual Help College point guard. “I also thought the whole team played solid. We were focused the whole game.”

The Superchargers pulled away from a close game with a 13-0 run in the fourth.

“(Blackwater) is a solid team. Their confidence is high coming off a championship and for us to win we have to really work hard, outplay them and played good defense. I thought we did what we have to do.” Sison said.

Wangs Basketball stunned Cebuana Lhuillier, 86-72, in the other game.

Ervic Vijandre scattered 20 points, Macky Acosta scored 16 anad Karlo Gomez had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Couriers, who practically dominated the Gems to snap a two-game skid.

Cebuana picked up its second loss in three games.

Janus Lozada scored 15 points including successive 3-points shots during that decisive spurt that gave the Superchargers their biggest lead of the game, 86-72, with 2:51 remaining.

Big Chill won their third straight in as many games while dealing Blackewater Sports its first defeat after opening the season with back-to-back wins.

The two teams battled through 11 deadlocks and 11 lead changes before the Big Chill clamp down on defense in the fourth quarter.

“They key was we were able to defend well against their zone defense,” Sison said.

The game became intense and physical in the fourth. Kevin Ferrer and Lozada were called for double foul after trading shots while Jeckster Apinan and Pari Llagas were both whistled for a “T” for similar action.