Zark's-LPU serves up second straight blowout win at expense of AMA
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 25, 2018 05:41 PM
For the second game in a row, Zark's-LPU scored a double-digit win
It was an all-out domination for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University as it decimated AMA Online Education, 109-85, on Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig's Ynares Arena.
Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu top-scored for the Jawbreakers with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks as six other players logged double-digits in scoring for their second straight blowout win following a season-opening loss.
He also delivered the thunderous slam over Andre Paras that finally put the nail in the coffin with 2:44 to play as Zark’s grabbed a 102-80 advantage.
CJ Perez also delivered 15 markers, 14 boards, and five dimes, Wilson Baltazar got 13 points powered by three triples while Jaycee Marcelino, MJ Ayaay, and Ralph Tansingco combined for 36 markers in the wire-to-wire triumph.
“Again, we want to keep on sustaining the energy,” said coach Topex Robinson, as his side rose to a 2-1 slate. “We want to change the way the D-League will be played. They have to keep up with us rather than us keeping up with the rest of the D-League.”
The back-to-back victories propelled Robinson in besting the Jawbreakers’ maiden campaign in the 2017 Foundation Cup, where the team finished 1-9 under former coach Jade Padrigao.
Zark’s Burger-LPU ran AMA to the ground as it started the game on a 15-6 blast and took a lead as high as 27, 109-82, late in the game courtesy of its 26 fastbreak points and 57 bench points.
Genmar Bragais carried the Titans with 29 points and nine rebounds while Michael Cañete had 22 markers and seven boards in their second straight defeat to start the season.
ZARK’S BURGER-LPU 109 — Nzeusseu 17, Perez 15, Baltazar 13, Ayaay 12, Jc. Marcelino 12, Tansingco 12, Jv. Marcelino 11, Serrano 5, Cinco 4, Ibañez 4, Marata 4, Liwag 0, Santos 0.
AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 85 — Bragais 29, Cañete 22, Manalang 10, Escalambre 8, Casiño 5, Porter 5, Paras 4, Parcero 2, Antonares 0, Garcia 0, Raflores 0, Salonga 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 31-19, 61-39, 81-64, 109-85.