April 22, 2024

Go Torokku-St. Clare outplays CCI-Yengskivel, advances to semis against EcoOil-Las Salle

Go Torokku-St. Clare capitalized on a strong first half to defuse the challenge of CCI-Yengskivel, 114-106, in the quarterfinals on Monday and advance to the Final Four of the 2024 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the FilOil EcoOil Center in San Juan.

Top-seed and two-time defending champion EcoOIl-La Salle awaits Go Torakku-St. Clare in Game 1 of the best-of-three series that begins Thursday.

The Saints looked headed for an easy victory when they went up by 15 at halftime. But CCI-Yengskivel refused to go away without a fight.

Not a game this important.

Jhone Amansec scattered 11 points in the third quarter while Kenneth Tener and Julius Ervin Valderama provided support by combining for 17 as CCI-Yengskivel outscored Go Torokku-St. Slare, 44-33, to make it a four-point game, 47-43, going into the fourth.
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But Go Torokku-St. Clare will not be denied.

Megan Galang scored 19 points, Ndong Babacar and Charles Bryan Burgos combined 28 and Luz Tapenio added 13 for Go Torakku-La Salle, which handed CCI-Yengskivel its second loss in less than a week. (JBU)

The Scores:
Go Torraku-St.Clare - Galang 19, Burgos 14, Ndong 14, Tapenio 13, Estacio 12, de Guzman 10, Russel 10, Sual 9, Decano 7, Yu 3, Cabauatan 3.

CCI-Yengskivel - Amansec 19, Valderama 17, Buenaflor 16, Galvez 12, Tener 11, Nuarin 10, Guray 7, dela Cruz 6, Esguerra 6, Puzon 2, Laran 0, Palma 0, Dever 0.

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Quarterscores: 27-16, 54-39, 87-83, 114-106.