Alvarez powers Gems past Blackwater | Inquirer News

Alvarez powers Gems past Blackwater

/ 06:42 AM April 25, 2012

FORMER Adamson guard Lester Alvarez woke up in the second half and hit five three-pointers to help the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems down the Blackwater Sports, 101-84, in the PBA D-League yesterday at the San Juan gym.

The 5-foot-9 guard finished with 18 points that went with his three assists and two steals as the Gems bounce back from a 63-76 loss against defending champion NLEX last April 19.

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Vic Manuel, last conference’s most valuable player, scored 20 points to show the way for the Gems, who turned the game around with an 18-8 run midway in the second period.

Earlier, Alex Mallari scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as Big Chill overcame a third quarter meltdown and defeated the Jr. Powerade Tigers, 73-61.   /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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