After 1 conference and 4 games, the Blackwater Elite finally nailed its first ever win at the expense of recent Philippine Cup Champions San Miguel Beermen, 80-77. Two former University of Cebu stars were pitted against each other as rookie Brian Heruela facing against the team that is lead by his former Center June Mar Fajardo. Heruela and Fajardo were vital cogs of UC’s dominance at the CESAFI a couple of years ago.
In last night match-up, it was the guard Heruela who produced the better game among the two former UC Webmasters. Heruela started for Blackwater and played 36 minutes of efficient basketball. He scored 11 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, contributed 5 assists, and had 1 steal with only 1 turnover. Fajardo, meanwhile, had his worst game of the season as he only finished with 5 points and 9 rebounds in 18 minutes of play.
With the loss, the San Miguel Beermen fell to the bottom of the standings with a 0-3 record while the Elite improved its record to 1-3.