Ginebra secures solo lead as Caguioa hits milestone
Mark Caguioa of Barangay Ginebra tries to drive past Kenneth Ighalo of NLEX in the nightcap of Friday's PBA hostilities at the Araneta Coliseum.
PBA Media Bureau
Ginebra secures solo lead as Caguioa hits milestone
Denison Rey A. Dalupang ( - October 5, 2018 - 9:15pm

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra cruised past NLEX, 106-92, for their third-straight victory, solidifying their hold of the PBA Governors' Cup lead in the nightcap of the Friday skirmishes at the Big Dome. 

Justin Brownlee of the Gin Kings was his usual lethal self, scattering 26 markers. LA Tenorio and Japeth Aguilar also came with their usual contributions, posting 17 each, as Mark Caguioa tallied 16 points en route to his 10,000th career point after 16 PBA seasons.

"I wis I could've coached him in his prime," head coach Tim Cone said of the celebrated Gin Kings guard.

Caguioa is the 16th PBA cager overall to achieve such as rare feat. He is the 15th among locals.

Barangay Ginebra goes for their seventh victory in eight outings when they face the struggling Meralco Bolts on Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex.

NLEX, on the other hand, will try to rectify their woes when the take on Phoenix at the Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday.

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The Scores

Ginebra 106 - Brownlee 26, Aguilar 17, Tenorio 17, Caguioa 16, Mariano 10, Chan 6, Caperal 6, Ferrer 5, Manuel 2, Thompson 1, Aguilar R. 0.

NLEX 92 - Fonacier 21, Fuller 20, Quinahan 13, Paniamogan 10, Tiongson 9, Mallari 8, Miranda 8, Taulava 3, Rios 0, Ighalo 0, Baguio 0, Galanza 0, Tallo 0.

Quarters: 24-22, 42-41, 82-65, 106-92.

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