Defending champion San Miguel Beer beat GlobalPort 97-86 in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 41 Philippine Cup at the University of Southeastern Philippines Gym in Davao City on Saturday.
June Mar Fajardo finished with 21 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks. Playmaker Alex Cabagnot contributed 19 points and Arwind Santos 11 points for the Beermen.
Trailing behind 26-20 after the first quarter, the Beermen managed to catch up and established a double-digit lead 49-37 by halftime through the combined effort of Cabagnot and Gabby Espinas.
San Miguel further stretched their lead to 77-60 by the fourth quarter behind the shooting prowess of Fajardo.
Stanley Pringle led GlobalPort with 20 points and eight rebounds.
In today’s game, Rain or Shine aims for a second win when it battles Mahindra at 3 p.m. followed by the Star Hotshots and Ginebra Gin Kings match at 5:15 p.m.