Skippers cruise to third win in a row by shutting down AMA

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 19, 2018 08:06 PM
Skippers cruise to third win in a row by shutting down AMA
Renzo Subido and Marinerong Pilipino are now rolling in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup

Marinerong Pilipino cruised to its third straight victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup as it drowned AMA Online Education, 109-93, on Monday at the Pasig Sports Center.

Gab Banal anchored the victory with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists as the Skippers fired a superb 7-0 opening blast to seize control of the game, 36-16, at the end of the first quarter.

They would hold on to that lead, not letting the Titans get to within 10 as they improved to 4-2 in the standings.

“The key here is understanding what we want to do, what we want to achieve. Everything just fell into place,” said coach Koy Banal

Rian Ayonayon also added 18 markers, six boards, five dimes, and four blocks in the all out attack where all but one of the 14 players who entered the game logged a field goal.

Marinerong Pilipino was just stellar on both offense and defense in the tussle, shooting on a 47-percent clip which was bolstered by its 30 assists, while also controlling the boards, 61-44.

Arvin Tolentino led AMA Online Education with 18 points and eight rebounds while Robbie Manalang got 15 markers, four boards, and four dimes as the Titans fell to 1-4.

BOX SCORES

MARINERONG PILIPINO 109 — Banal 20, Ayonayon 18, Lopez 9, Pasaol 9, Eboña 8, Robles 8, Babilonia 6, Subido 6, Toth 6, Tratter 6, Olivares 5, Iñigo 4, Tolentino 4, Terso 0.

AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 93 — Tolentino 18, Manalang 15, Cañete 13, Lao 12, Martinez 7, Taganas 7, Celso 6, Garcia 6, Andaya 4, Escalambre 3, Bragais 2, Antonares 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 36-16, 61-46, 88-76, 109-93.

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