MANILA, Philippines—Abu Tratter made an announcement in his first recreation for Magnolia, serving to the Hotshots acquire a 117-83 victory over Blackwater within the PBA On Tour on Sunday at Ynares Sports activities Heart in Pasig.
Tratter, who was acquired by Magnolia through commerce a month in the past, tallied 14 factors and 7 rebounds to assist the Hotshots rout the Bossing in dominant trend, a lot to the delight of coach Chito Victolero.
“He’s doing okay and I believe he can nonetheless add loads to his arsenal. You’ll be able to see there are nonetheless errors and breakdowns however for his begin, I’m very completely happy,” informed Victolero in Filipino.
“Our spot within the entrance line actually wants somebody and Abu is a giant assistance on either side of the ground.”
Tratter additionally shot an environment friendly 66 % clip from the sector, sinking six of his 9 makes an attempt from the ground.
The Hotshots put up a masterclass within the first half, enjoying successfully on each ends of the court docket.
Magnolia held a snug 31-19 lead on the finish of the primary body and restricted Blackwater to simply 11 factors within the second quarter for a commanding 68-30 benefit on the intermission.
The Hotshots saved their toes on the gasoline pedal within the second half, stopping any comeback try by the Bossing.
Mark Barroca and Jerrick Ahanmisi helped Magnolia’s trigger with 14 factors of their very own. Aris Dionisio additionally chipped in 12 within the victory.
James Sena scored a team-high 11 factors on high of 5 boards whereas Rashawn McCarthy and RK Ilagan added 10 factors every.
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