May 16, 2019

Golden Harvest stay on course in bid to clinch top seeding

VALENCIA City Bukidnon-SSCR stayed on course in its bid to clinch top seeding in the Foundation Group by crushing CD14 Designs-Trinity, 105-82, Thursday in the 2019 PBA D-League at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Emmanuel Bonleon warmed up early, dropping 20 of his 23 points in the first half to help the Golden Harvest erect a 36-23 advantage at the end of the first period.

Allyn Bulanadi topscored with a team-high 28 points to go with his six rebounds, three steals, and two assists, while JM Calma tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds for Valencia City Bukidnon-SSCR.

Valencia City Bukidnon-SSCR led by as many as 25 points (75-50), midway of the third quarter en route to its fourth consecutive win and pull even with idle CEU on top of the standings with 7-1 (win-lost) record.

"Ang sa amin, ang focus namin is one game at a time. May opportunity sa top spot at dahil doon, na-motivate ang mga bata, so why not?," said coach Egay Macaraya.

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Clark Derige paced the winless CD14 Designs-Trinity (0-9) with 22 points and five rebounds.

The Scores:

VALENCIA-SSCR 105 -- Bulanadi 28, Bonleon 23, Calma 16, Dela Cruz 10, Ilagan 9, Desoyo 4, Villapando 4, Calahat 4, Tero 3, Sumoda 2, Loristo 2, Are 0, Altamirano 0, Baclay 0.

CD14 DESIGNS-TRINITY 82 -- Derige 22, Tayongtong 19, Barua 10, Balucanag 8, Biteng 6, Medina 6, Vitug 4, Juanico 4, Ortega 2, Mabayo 1, Tadeo 0, Chua 0, Dela Cruz 0, Ingel 0, Juico 0.

Quarters: 36-23, 69-48, 85-68, 105-82.

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