LPU-backed Zark's chomps down on Batangas-EAC
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 23, 2018 07:07 PM
CJ Perez and LPU-backed Zark's had their way up against a familiar foe
Zark’s Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University finally lived up to the hype as it clobbered Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College to score a 37-point beatdown, 112-75, and register its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at the Pasig City Sports Center.
It was an all-out attack from the Jawbreakers as they beat the Generals to the bite and took control of the game early with Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino guiding their side to a 48-33 lead at halftime they never surrendered.
CJ Perez paced Zark’s with 21 points and 10 rebounds while MJ Ayaay tallied a double-double of his own with 15 markers and 10 boards to go along with three assists.
Cameroonian Nzeusseu also delivered 14 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists while Marcelino had eight first half points and wound up with 12 off the bench as the reserves chipped in 56 huge points in the tussle.
Coach Topex Robinson lauded the Jawbreakers for quickly adjusting to the style of play in the PBA D-League just days after falling to Marinerong Pilipino, 92-94, back in opening day. “Medyo adjusted na kami on everything, but the things we want to mind are those things we control. We just have to keep on doing what we are doing. It’s more on replenishing na lang on our old ways,” he said.
Earvin Mendoza and Cedric de Joya both had 16 points for the Generals in the losing effort.
ZARK’S BURGER-LPU 112 — Perez 21, Ayaay 15, Nzeusseu 14, Jc. Marcelino 12, Serrano 10, Baltazar 8, Santos 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 6, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 2, Cinco 2, Pretta 0.
BATANGAS-EAC 75 — E. Mendoza 16, De Joya 16, Tampoc 12, Laude 9, Pate 8, Maguliano 6, Altamirano 5, Diego 3, Garcia 0, Dela Peña 0, Martin 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 19-14, 48-33, 84-47, 112-75.