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Go for Gold-CSB scores big win over NCAA rival Petron-Letran

By ABS-CBN Sports on May 02, 2019 04:29 PM

Fil-Am Roosevelt Adams had all the answers for Go for Gold-CSB in the face of a late rally from Petron-Letran

Go for Gold-CSB weathered a strong surge from Petron-Letran to come away with a 107-87 victory Thursday in the 2019 PBA D-League at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Roosevelt Adams showed the way for the Scratchers, which avoided a 29-point meltdown after holding a 64-35 lead early in the third frame.

The Fil-Am gunner was on-point from distance, going 6-of-9 from threes to lead Go for Gold-CSB with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks.

"This is what I expect from him. This is the reason why I got him," said Scratchers coach Charles Tiu as Adams scored nine of his side's last 15 points to fend off the pesky Knights.

Unique Naboa also contributed 20 points, seven assists, and five boards, while Yankie Haruna and Clement Leutcheu both had 14 in the win to step up in the absence of top performers Justin Gutang and Kendrix Belgica.

Go for Gold-CSB rose to a 4-3 card in the Aspirants Group, while ending Petron-Letran's two-game win streak and drop it to 5-3.

The Knights got to within nine, 92-81, in the final 3:50, before Adams answered with nine straight points to put the game away for the Scratchers, 101-84 with 1:50 remaining.

Jeo Ambohot went for 22 points and 16 rebounds in the Petron-Letran defeat, while Jerrick Balanza had 15 and five.

The Knights committed 22 turnovers and missed 22 free throws from their 40 attempts in the loss.

In the day's other game, St. Clare College Virtual Reality hammered McDavid, 93-82, to stop its two-game losing skid.

Malian big man Mohammed Pare and Darwin Lunor partnered in the Saints' second quarter pullaway that turned a 25-26 deficit to a comfortable 59-44 halftime lead.

Pare fired eight of his 22 points in canto, to go with 10 rebounds and three blocks, as Lunor had himself 13 of his 19 points in the said period, on top of 11 boards.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

ST. CLARE 93 -- Pare 22, Lunor 19, Hallare 13, Palencia 13, Ambulodto 9, Rubio 7, Santos 3, Fuentes 3, Rivera 2, Fontanilla 2, De Leon 0, Decano.

MCDAVID 82 -- Koga 22, Arboleda 16, Melano 11, Canada 11, Gaco 8, Lozada 6, Cruz 4, Colina 2, Sorela 2, Caranguian 0, Je. Villanueva 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 25-26, 59-44, 74-63, 93-82.

SECOND GAME

GO FOR GOLD-CSB 107 -- Adams 29, Naboa 20, Leutcheu 14, Haruna 14, Nayve 11, Dixon 11, Young 5, Pasturan 3, Domingo 0, Lim 0.

PETRON-LETRAN 87 -- Ambohot 22, Pasaol 16, Balanza 15, Taladua 10, Reyson 6, Pambid 5, Caralipio 4, Sangalang 4, Mina 3, Olivario 2, Balagasay 0, Ular 0, Guarino 0, Yu 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 27-8, 61-35, 76-65, 107-87.

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