San Beda tops Perpetual anew, this time in PBA D-League
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 21, 2019 04:28 PM
San Beda still has Perpetual's number, even in the PBA D-League
Metropac-San Beda got off to a hot start in the 2019 PBA D-League, trouncing Perpetual, 85-75, on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
James Canlas fired 11 of his 15 points in the second half to guide the Movers to the victory after fending off a pesky Altas side.
His explosion between the final two frames helped Metropac-San Beda turn a tight 54-53 lead to a 65-53 affair in the early fourth quarter, keeping Perpetual at bay until the final buzzer.
Canlas also collected four rebounds, an assist, and a block.
"James did a good job in the third. He really separated us from Perpetual," said eight-time PBA D-League champion coach Boyet Fernandez.
Donald Tankoua manned the paint with 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and an assist while Calvin Oftana scored 10 to help the Movers ward off the Altas.
Clint Doliguez added 11 points and seven rebounds and Evan Nelle had 11 points, eight assists, two boards, and two steals.
Metropac-San Beda joins the early winners to take the joint leadership in the Foundation Group.
Former San Beda center Ben Adamos corralled 16 points, three rebounds, and two blocks in his first game for Perpetual.
Luke Sese, another former Bedan, also scored 11 on a 3-of-4 shooting from threes in the Altas defeat.
Meanwhile, Wangs Basketball clobbered The Masterpiece Clothing-Trinity University of Asia, 89-69, to claim its first win.
Arvin Tolentino grabbed the spotlight for the Couriers with his 13 points, on a 3-of-8 clip from threes, alongside 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal, and a block off the bench.
Axel Inigo chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists, Radge Tongco contributed 13 points, five assists, and three boards, and Rickson Gerero got 12 points and five rebounds in the win for Wangs.
"Sobrang saya namin kasi nakita naman namin ang effort. Lahat ng pinaghirapan namin, nagbunga," said coach Pablo Lucas.
WANGS BASKETBALL 89 -- Tolentino 13, Tongco 13, Inigo 12, Gerero 12, Santos 10, De Mesa 8, Singontiko 6, Estrella 6, Bulawan 4, Vito 3, Padua 2, Lucas 0, Lim 0, Brojan 0, Wong 0.
THE MASTERPIECE-TRINITY 69 -- Canete 19, Dela Cruz 11, Balucanag 8, Mandreza 5, Concepcion 5, Villoria 5, Abanes 5, Biteng 4, Reyes 4, Nidoy 3, De Guzman 0, Montero 0.
SECOND GAME: 24-20, 44-35, 67-48, 89-69.
METROPAC-SAN BEDA 85 -- Tankoua 19, Canlas 15, Doliguez 11, Nelle 11, Oftana 10, Soberano 7, Carino 3,
Etrata 3, Abuda 2, Bahio 2, Cuntapay 2, Visser 0, Alfaro 0, Obenza 0, Tagala 0.
PERPETUAL 75 -- Adamos 16, Sese 11, Charcos 10, Solis 8, Pasia 8, Razon 8, Martel 5, Peralta 4, Egan 3, Pido 2, Lanoy 0, Guissani 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 23-18, 39-30, 59-53, 85-75.