New-look Wangs-Letran has smashing debut in PBA D-League
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 23, 2018 06:12 PM
Bong Quinto had a lot of help as Wange-Letran got off to a strong start in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-backed Wangs Basketball embarked on its new chapter with a rousing 93-75 rout of AMA Online Education on Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Everybody was clicking for the Couriers with Bong Quinto spearheading the blowout with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.
Newcomer Bonbon Batiller added 15 markers, five boards, and three dimes in his debut for the Intramuros-based squad while starting point guard JP Calvo chipped in 12 points, eight rebounds, and two assists.
Christian Fajarito, another newcomer, also registered 11 markers and nine boards while Alex Mandreza had 10 points for Wangs-Letran.
Despite the promising showing, coach Jeff Napa said that he still wants to see more from his Couriers moving forward. “Masaya kami syempre dahil nanalo, pero marami pa rin kaming kailangang gawin,” he said as he wanted more from his wards even after outrebounding the Titans, 57-44.
Quinto and Calvo triggered Wangs-Letran’s second quarter pullaway to establish the 38-26 lead which grew to as high as 22 points, 81-59, in the payoff period.
Michael Cañete topscored AMA with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Kris Porter had 13 in the defeat.
WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 93 — Quinto 19, Batiller 15, Calvo 12, Fajarito 11, Mandreza 10, Trinidad 8, Publico 6, Vacaro 4, Balagasay 3, Ambohot 3, Muyang 2.
AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 75 — Cañete 20, Porter 13, Escalambre 11, Casiño 10, Antonares 6, Manalang 6, Garcia 4, Ng 3, Parcero 2, Bragais 0, Carpio 0, Paras 0, Raflores 0, Salonga 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 16-13, 44-35, 67-52, 93-75.