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SBC extends win streak; Victoria-MLQU scores

  • Written by Theodore P. Jurado
  • Published in Basketball
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Games Tuesday:

(JCSGO gym)

3 p.m.--  Blustar vs AMA

5 p.m.-- Batangas vs Wang's

CIGNAL-San Beda  broke the game wide open in the second period to whip Blustar, 109-79, and extend  its winning  run  to four games in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at  the Ynares Sports Arena yesterday.

Holding a slim one-point lead at the end of the first 10 minutes of play, the Hawkeyes got their game going in the second and third period behind Robert Bolick to built a 77-56 advantage and never looked back.
   
Cignal joined  idle Cafe France in second place with a 4-1 slate just Racal Ceramica's perfect 5-0 card.
   
“With the loss against AMA in our first game, medyo natuto kami,” said Hawkeyes mentor Boyet Fernandez.   
   
Earlier, Fil-Am swingman Robbie Herndon pumped in 22 points including a short jumper in the final 1:37 as Victoria Sports-MLQU finally nailed its first win with a 76-66 decision of Jose Rizal University.
    
After opening the conference with four consecutive losses, the Stallions have finally figured out how it takes to win games.
   
“Every game we are getting better,” said Victoria Sports coach Jino Manasala. “I told my players, yung mga talo, huwag na nating pansinin yan. Ang mahalaga, yung improvement natin in every game.”
   
Not only Hernson has sparkled for the Stallions, who led by as much of 12 points before fending off a Bombers uprising.
   
Aris Dionisio, the reigning NAASCU MVP, had a double-double effort of 20 points and 13 rebounds on top of four blocks while Christopher Bitoon added 12 points and four assists for Victoria Sports.
   
Jhaps Bautista finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while Tey Teodoro tossed in 16 markers for JRU, which has lost three in a row after a  2-0 start.
   
The scores:
        
First game
        
Victoria Sports (76) --Herndon 22, Dionisio 20, Bitoon 12, Lao 5, Sorela 5, Koga 4, Grimaldo 3, Mag-isa 3, Nicholls 2, Butron 0, Ragasa 0.
        
JRU (66) --Bautista 20, Teodoro 16, Pontejos 10, Poutouochi 8, Dela Virgen 6, Ambulodto 2, Grospe 2, Lasquety 2.
         
Quarterscores: 17-17, 40-36, 58-49, 76-66
 
Second game
   
Cignal (109) -- Bolick 15, Villarias 15, Potts 13, Adamos 10, Bringas 9, Mocon 9, Tongco 8, Perkins 7, Arong 6, Bahio 6, Raymundo 4, Arboleda 3, Batino 2, Oftana 2.
   
Blustar (79) --  Perez 29, Melano 15, Kwaan 9, Ang 7, Liaw 6, Mak 6, Heng 3, Choong 2, Ong 2, Chin 0.
   
Quarterscores: 19-18, 47-33, 77-56, 109-79