Hungry Bulldogs stretch streak to three in PBA D-League
ABS-CBN Sports on May 06, 2019 04:20 PM
SMDC-NU stayed hot at the expense of Arvin Tolentino-less Wangs
SMDC-NU dragged Wangs Basketball out of the running in the 2019 PBA D-League playoffs with a 102-71 maiming Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
The upset-hungry Bulldogs annexed their winning run to three as the boys of coach Jamike Jarin finally got things together with an all-out attack.
Senegalese center Issa Gaye fired 13 points and nine rebounds to pace SMDC-NU, while Niko Abatayo had all of his 12 points in the first half.
The two were instrumental in the Bulldogs gaining an early 34-20 lead as they hardly felt threatened in the game, grabbing a lead as high as 32, 88-56, early in the payoff period.
Dave Ildefonso also contributed 11 points and five rebounds, while John Galinato and John Lloyd Clemente chimed in 10 points apiece.
"Good thing is we're finishing strong and that's a great sign for us. We're playing better defense, moving the ball well, and the roles are being defined better," said coach Jamike Jarin.
The victory allowed SMDC-NU to pull even with Wangs with their identical 3-5 slates and formally booting the Couriers out in the race for the Foundation Group top four race.
Denzel Wong topscored for Wangs with 17 points in this fourth consecutive loss.
Meanhwile, Perpetual leaned on the duo of Tonton Peralta and Edgar Charcos to come away with an 86-75 win over CD14 Designs-Trinity.
Peralta dropped 33 points, five rebounds, and four assists as he ushered the Altas' early breakaway to grab a 22-point lead in the third frame.
Charcos, meanwhile, iced the game late, scoring seven of his side's last eight points to finish with 15 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.
SMDC-NU 102 -- Gaye 13, Abatayo 12, D. Ildefonso 11, Clemente 10, Galinato 10, Minerva 9, Mangayao 8, S. Ildefonso 6, Gallego 6, Tibayan 5, Oczon 4, Rangel 4, Diputado 2, Yu 2, Mosqueda 0.
WANGS 71 -- Wong 17, Inigo 11, Gerero 10, Ilac 8, Singontoko 7, Bulawan 6, De Mesa 5, Lim 4, Vito 3, Brojan 0, Tongco 0, Evangelista 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 34-20, 54-46, 86-56, 102-71.
PERPETUAL 86 -- Peralta 33, Charcos 15, Razon 12, Egan 12, Pasia 8, Cuevas 3, Labarda 2, Martel 1, Lanoy 0, Sese 0, Tamayo 0.
CD14 DESIGNS-TRINITY 75 -- Tayongtong 20, Balucanag 18, Mabayo 13, Montero 8, Dela Cruz 6, Vitug 4, Tadeo 3, Medina 3, Juanico 0, Chua 0, Ingel 0, Juico 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 20-16, 40-20, 64-49, 86-75.