“Happy ako na pumasok kami sa semis pero hindi na naman kami na-push to the limit,” – coach Stevenson Tiu #PBADL
The Group B top-seed Saints (6-0) are armed with the coveted win-once incentive in the playoffs and they definitely do not want to waste such advantage against the fourth-ranked Vipers.
Marinerong Pilipino took down the younger Centro Escolar University, 88-74, to clinch the top seed in Group A in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup
Ex-pro Jonathan Parreño supplied 12 points, six rebounds, and three assists, while Paulino Rebollos chimed in a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. #PBADL
James Martinez fired 22 points on a 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc, to go with five assists and two rebounds to lead the Soldiers.
“Nakita namin yung score ni Poli, sabi namin kayang abutan yung record ni James. Binigyan namin siya ng chance na habulin at sobrang ganda ng laro niya. Sobrang ganda ng gising ni Poli,” – coach Yong Garcia.
Senegalese big man Malick Diouf was at the forefront of the Scorpions’ well-deployed attack, filling up the stat sheets with 29 points, 21 rebounds, eight assists, five blocks, and two steals. #PBADL
The former Smart Gilas forward unleashed a conference-best 48 points, to go with seven assists and three rebounds off the bench to guide the Vipers to back-to-back wins.
Eloy Poligrates waxed hot with his 5-of-8 shooting from rainbow country as he powered the Skippers with 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
TECHNOLOGICAL Institute of the Philippines snagged a top two finish of Group B with a 105-95 win over Alberei Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.