At halftime, the B-Meg Llamados had talked about playing all-Filipino with Marcus Blakely complaining of something troubling him.

They didn’t. The Barako Bull Energy did.

Hardly getting anything from Jamine Peterson, the Energy went all-Filipino in the fourth quarter, mounting a rally before eventually yielding.

The Llamados terribly outrebounded the Energy and made it two in a row in the PBA Governors Cup with a 95-90 win at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night.

Marc Pingris delivered 11 points and 11 rebounds in his first game in the conference and Marcus Blakely churned out a bigger double-double game with 29 markers and 15 boards as the Llamados scored a follow-up on their 96-88 win over the Barangay Ginebra Kings Sunday.

“It’s certainly nice to have Ping back. He changed the way we play the game. We fed on his energy,” said B-Meg coach Tim Cone after they improved to 2-1.

Cone said Marcus also definitely helped as he endured a sore back to put in his biggest output in a game in the local pro league.

He went 9-of-19 from the floor and 10-of-14 from the line and also logged five assists, four steals and two blocks in 35 minutes of action.

“We talked about playing all-Filipino then Marcus said he’s okay. He played gingerly for a while, but he played and proved me wrong,” said Cone.

Obviously disappointed in their import’s performance was Barako coach Junel Baculi.

Peterson was kept in the cold after logging only four points on 1-of-10 field shooting in the first three quarters of play. It could be his last game in the league.

Lording it over the boards, the Llamados opened a 70-56 lead after the third period and never looked back.

The Llamados shot only 37.8 percent from the field but dominated with their overwhelming 60-36 advantage in rebounding.

“When you have Marcus, Ping and Rafi (Reavis) playing all the same time, then also have Yancy’s size, you have a good chance to dominate the board,” said Cone.

“We need to get those rebounds while shooting only 37 percent. It gives us extra possession,” Cone added.

The Llamados played mostly with a big combination while missing the services of the injury-stricken PJ Simon. Barako suffered a second straight loss, putting to naught Willie Miller’s 29-point job. (SB)

The scores: B-MEG 95 – Blakely 29, Yap 15, Pingris 11, Reavis 10, De Ocampo 10, Urbiztondo 8, Barroca 5, Villanueva 4, Intal 3, Gaco 0. BARAKO 90 – Miller 29, Najorda 13, Cruz 9, Allado 9, Weinstein 7, Tubid 7, Pennisi 6, Peterson 4, Seigle 4, Kramer 2, Salvacion 0 Quarters: 18-20, 42-41, 70-56, 95-90

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