PBA DL: Wangs, Letran continue to roll

Games on April 4 (Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig)
12 p.m. – Batangas-EAC vs Go for Gold-CSB
2 p.m. – Cignal-Ateneo vs Petron-Letran
4 p.m. – Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill vs Metropac-San Beda

PETRON-Letran annexed its winning run to three games with a 77-70 trouncing of Family Mart-Enderun in the 2019 PBA D-League Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

Alvin Pasaol lit up for 24 points, 10 rebounds, and three rejections as he guided the Knights back to a joint third place in the Aspirants Group with their 3-1 slate, on level with Cignal-Ateneo and Che’Lu Bar and Grill.

Jerrick Balanza contributed 14 points, three boards, and three assists, while Renato Ular tallied a double-double of 10 points and 13 boards in the victory.

“We’re still learning. It’s a good win for us against a school-based team. Again, natututo pa rin kami every game,” said coach Bonnie Tan.

Rickson Gerero of Wangs gets away from Jerome Pasia of Perpetual (PBA Images)
Rickson Gerero of Wangs gets away from Jerome Pasia of Perpetual (PBA Images)

In the other match, Wangs Basketball made it back-to-back wins following a 75-64 drubbing of Perpetual.

Gelo Vito topscored for the Couriers with 19 points on a 3-of-5 shooting from threes, as well as seven rebounds.
But it was Arvin Tolentino who took matters to his own hands in the fourth quarter, igniting the 9-0 tear that turned a 56-55 deficit for Wangs to a 64-56 advantage with 4:58 left on the game clock.

He wound up with 11 points, nine coming in the payoff period, on top of nine rebounds.

Radge Tongco chipped in 11 points, eight rebounds, and two assists, while Axel Inigo had 10 points, five assists, and three boards.

“Masyadong inspired ang mga bata. Gusto nilang manalo,” said coach Pablo Lucas as his side claimed back-to-back victories. “Sabi ko nga, kailangan natin makuha yung panalo para gumanda ang positioning natin. Nag-stick lang kami sa gameplan.”

Wangs rose to 3-1 to join Metropac-San Beda and Valencia-SSCR at joint second in the Foundation Group.

First game:
The Scores:
PETRON-LETRAN 77 — Pasaol 24, Balanza 14, Ular 10, Caralipio 6, Pambid 6, Sangalang 5, Ambohot 4, Balagasay 3, Mina 3, Taladua 2, Olivario 0, Reyson 0, Yu.

FAMILY MART-ENDERUN 70 — Chauca 22, Gotladera 14, Vidal 9, Presbitero 8, Kouakou 4, Dungan 4, Tancioco 3, Dela Cruz 3, Gatdula 2, Nunez 1, Mariano 0.

Quarters: 19-16, 34-25, 55-48, 77-70.

Second game
WANGS 75 — Vito 19, Tolentino 11, Tongco 11, Inigo 10, Gerero 8, Santos 5, Estrella 3, Lim 3, De Mesa 2, Brojan 2, Bulawan 1, Wong 0, Lucas 0, Padua 0,

PERPETUAL 64 — Charcos 15, Adamos 13, Solis 9, Egan 9, Peralta 8, Razon 4, Pasia 2, Lanoy 2, Martel 2, Guissani 0, Sese 0, Tamayo 0.

Quarters: 20-15, 40-35, 55-52, 75-64.