PBA: Maverick Ahanmisi, Converge hope to sustain strong start

Maverick Ahanmisi converges PBA

Convergence guard Maverick Ahanmisi fights to regain recovery against two NorthPort players. PBA . IMAGES

MANILA, Philippines—Maverick Ahanmisi put on an all-around performance to help Converge win a vibrant Governors Cup opening game against NorthPort on Sunday night.

The crafty keeper finished with 29 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds to help FiberXers lost 122-92 at the drone Batang Pier.

But with the failed Commissioner’s Cup campaign still fresh on his mind, Ahanmisi, one-time PBA champion at Rain or Shine, is instead focused on what his club should do to stay afloat. maintain a strong start in the congress concluding this season.

“We had a good [campaign] last conference, so we need to build on that,” he said. “Like what the coach said, we just have to follow his strategy and the system we have in place.”

“We have a lot of great works. We’re still a new team, but I think if we play hard, our chemistry will show,” he added.

Converging eight wins to four losses in the Commissioner’s Cup to seed the 4th seed. But that also puts the club in a clash with mighty San Miguel Beer, which defeated FiberXers in the quarterfinals. the best three matches.

This first game could certainly be a small sample size for Converge. But the production from the rest of the crew will really help the club’s cause.

Jeron Teng had 16 points and 9 rebounds, Abu Tratter scored 13 and 6, while David Murell and Taylor Brown both had double-digit scores.

New guy Jerrick Balanza, who was Aldin Ayo enforcer at Letran, pumped 13 more goals over his old team, while Kiwi importer Ethan Rustbach has 17 with nine boards.

Converge ended up taking 16 triples and 27 assists after a rough start—what Ayo said was confirmation that FiberXers was on the right track.

“We started off slow because there were some players looking for their scores. But I think they’re just excited because it’s our first game,” he said. “After that, everyone did. And we’ve set the players up to their strengths.”

“They are already used to our system,” Ayo said of her ward. “But I told them that just being prepared is not enough.”

“I always think about our shortcomings. But as long as we absorb everything that we hope to do, (we’ll be fine), he added.


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