Beer and milk taste good in ‘Faceoff’

June 17, 2019
Johnny Abarrientos
Johnny Abarrientos drives against Purefoods center Jerry Codiñera during their UNTV Cup PBA Legends Faceoff match which the Milkmen won, 92-70.

Father’s Day celebration was doubly special for Allan Caidic and Johnny Abarrientos as the former PBA MVP winners stamped their class over the weekend in leading San Miguel Beer and Alaska Milk to big wins in the UNTV Cup PBA Legends Faceoff at the Pasig City Sports Center.

Caidic was at his usual fiery self, knocking down nine triples in leading the Beermen to a 135-107 win over the Ginebra San Miguel Kings while Abarrientos dazzled his way to 25 points in the Milkmen’s 92-70 drubbing of the Purefoods Hotdogs.

In his best game so far, Caidic scattered 32 points on an impressive 10-of-14 shooting from the field, including 9-of-13 from the 3-point area, as the Beermen completed a three-game sweep of the elims in the event organized by UNTV president and CEO Dr. Daniel Razon in cooperation with the PBA Legends Foundation.

Abarrientos highlighted his solid all-around show with 16 assists, four rebounds and a steal. He had also three treys to the delight of the team’s supporters.

Also stepping up for San Miguel were Chris Calaguio and Nic Belasco who combined for eight triples and chipped in 17 and 13 points while Kiko Adriano and Danny Siegle wound up with 18 and 14 points, respectively.

In all, seven players scored in double figures for the Beermen who negated the 41-point show of Vince Hizon.

Belasco set the tone for San Miguel’s runaway win by burying three triples in the first quarter before Caidic and Calaguio caught fire, opening the second quarter with three triples.

The First Game  

Alaska (92) – Abarrientos 25, Hawkins 15, Miller 14, Cariaso 13, Ferriols 8, Laure 8, Lastimosa 5, Lim 2, Gomez 2.

Purefoods (70) – Capacio 15, Patrimonio 12, Yap 10, Lago 9, Espinosa 7, Codinera 6, Balingit 5, Santamaria 3, Ravena 3.

Quarterscores: 24-19, 42-37, 70-48, 92-70

Second Game

San Miguel Beer (135) – Caidic 32, Adriano 18, Calaguio 17, Seigle 14, Belasco 13, Ildefonso 12, Asaytono 10, Castillo 7, Alvarez 6, Gamboa 4, Racela 2.

Ginebra (107) – Hizon 41, Aquino 19, Palad 16, Orquillas 11, Distrito 6, Helterbrand 4, Cheng 3, Marzan 2, Jose 0.

Quarterscores: 37-19, 73-43, 92-72, 135-107.