PBA DL: Saints rout Vipers by 63

Games Thursday (Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig)
Game 1 of Best-of-3 Semis

1:30 p.m. – CEU vs BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare
3:30 p.m. – Marinerong Pilipino vs TIP

BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare hardly broke a sweat in entering the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals, blasting Hyperwash, 180-117, Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.

Cris Dumapig finished with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Saints in the victory that rewrote the developmental league’s history books once again.

BRT Sumisip-St. Clare’s 180-point output is the highest ever tallied, eclipsing the 161 points it also set last September 2 in a 161-122 conquest of the Black Mamba Energy Drink.

Chris Dumapig  of BRT Sumisip - St Clare drives past Ryan Buenafe of the Hypwerwash Vipers (PBA Images)
Chris Dumapig of BRT Sumisip – St Clare drives past Ryan Buenafe of the Hypwerwash Vipers (PBA Images)

The Saints’ 108 second half points also shattered the previous high of 95 for most points scored in a half, while the 60-point third quarter also broke the mark for most points in a quarter, which was 53 points prior to this game.

James Manacho and Japs Bautista had 18 points apiece as a total of 11 players finished in double figures for BRT Sumisip-St. Clare.

“Happy ako na pumasok kami sa semis pero hindi na naman kami na-push to the limit,” said coach Stevenson Tiu.

The Saints were quick to seize control of the match early after a 23-9 start but the Vipers showed some signs of life when it knocked to within three, 54-51 with 1:58 left in the second quarter.

But BRT Sumisip-St. Clare answered with an 18-0 run to end the half in its favor, 72-51, before riding that wave of momentum for that historic 60-point third frame and cruise to the 63-point demolition job.

The Saints have now gone unbeaten through seven games and will now turn their focus on Centro Escolar University in the best-of-three semifinals.
JR Cawaling led Hyperwash with 27 points in the defeat.

In the other game, Technological Institute of the Philippines maximized its win-once incentive, downing Black Mamba, 82-71, in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals Monday at Paco Arena.

Papa Ndiaye led the Engineers with 22 points and nine rebounds in the win that completed the semis cast.

Rey De Mesa supplied 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Bryan Santos added 10 markers for TIP.

The Scores:
First game:
BRT SUMISIP-ST. CLARE 180 — Dumapig 21, Manacho 18, Bautista 18, Penaredondo 17, Hallare 14, Fontanilla 13, Tiquia 12, Santos 12, Rubio 11, Decano 11, Gabo 10, Pare 10, Collado 9, Batino 4.

HYPERWASH 117 — Cawaling 27, Dadjilul 18, Casajeros 10, Fortuna 9, Mirza 5, Bringas 5, Ferrer 5, Buenafe 5, Penaflor 5, Jumao-as 4, De Ocampo 2, Cariaga 0, Julkipli 0.

Quarters: 28-15, 72-51, 132-87, 180-117.

Second game:
TIP 82 — Ndiaye 22, De Mesa 12, B. Santos 10, Daguro 9, Carurucan 8, Tumalip 6, Bonsubre 5, Cenal 5, Alattica 3, Sandagon 2, Pinca 0, I. Santos 0.

BLACK MAMBA 71 — Robles 21, Caranguian 17, Derige 8, Terso 7, Vidal 5, Gadon 4, Medina 3, Bolos 2, Balucanag 2, Castro 2, Sison 0, Vitug 0.

Quarters: 17-10, 30-23, 52-49, 82-71.

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