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MANILA, Philippines - The Barako Bull Energy overwhelmed the Powerade Tigers, 117-78, to register the most lopsided win in their franchise's history last Sunday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

It was a bounce back win for Barako Bull, who saw their 4-game winning streak snapped by the Alaska Aces last week.

"In our opening game against Petron, we lost by double digits and we responded well by winning our next four games. We lost to Alaska by 21 points and we responded well again tonight," said Barako head coach Junel Baculi in a interview.

"This shows they are capable of bouncing back from a humiliating and humbling loss," he added.

Sunday Salvacion led the Energy with 20 points while former league MVP Willie Miller had 16 points and 5 assists.

The 39-point winning margin was the largest in Barako's franchise history. Their largest lead stood at 53 points when they led 105-52.

According to, the largest winning margin in league history was 55-points, when U-Tex beat Great Taste 154-99 way back in the 1980 All-Filipino conference.

Stifling defense from Barako Bull held Gary David to a conference-low five points after entering the game with a 22.8 points per game average. Rookie point guard JV Casio had only 4 points, while Marcio Lassiter only had 9 markers.

Baculi said he did not expect the outcome to be a rout.

"I think we did our homework well. I was a little bit surprised because Powerade beat Petron. We were wary of Gary exploding again. I think we played good defense on David," Baculi said, noting that David had torched Petron for 42 points in Powerade's previous game.

Barako keeps its hold at the 3rd spot in the league standings as they have now won 5 of their last 7 games. Meanwhile, Powerade has a 3-4 record, tied for sixth in the league.

The scores:

BARAKO BULL 117 - Salvacion 20, Miller 16, Artadi 14, Avenido 12, Seigle 11, Sorongon 7, Ababou 7,
Arboleda 7, Pennisi 6, Allado 6, Salvador 4, Pena 4, Gatumbato 3.

POWERADE 78 - Anthony 13, Kramer 12, Lassiter 9, Antonio 9, Martinez 7, Vanlandingham 7, Calimag 6,
David 5, Casio 4, Lingganay 2, Allera 2, Crisano 2, Cruz 0.

Quarterscores: 27-13, 62-29, 90-47, 117-78


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