March 14, 2024

Marinerong Pilipino-San Beda blasts Go Torrakku-St Clare

JOMELl Puno, Yukien Andrada and Bryan Sajonia tallied 12 points apiece and Marinerong Pilipino-San Beda pulled away past Go Torrakku-St. Clare College, 92-59, on Thursday in the PBA D-League Aspirant's Cup at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan.

It was a walk in the park for the Red Lions.

They blew the game wide open in the second quarter by outscoring their opponents, 22-6 to open their campaign with a bang.

"We're getting there. We're still adjusting to being able to mix 'yung new and old guys. Itong D-League is part of the process for us preparing for the NCAA next season," said Yuri Escueta, the Red Lions head coach, referring to new acquisition Sajonia (FEU)and Penny Estacio (La Salle).

"Ito 'yung first tournament namin together. There are a lot of things to watch and improve on and that's a good thing moving forward."

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Go Torrakku- St. Clare trailed by just 14-19 after one quarter but was held to 3 of 16 field goal shooting and committed seven turnovers in the second quarter. It never recovered.

Marinerong Pilipino-San Beda led by as many as 43 points, 79-36.

Babacar Ndong was the only player in double digit for Go Torrakku-St. Clare with 14 points. He also had 12 rebounds.

In the days other game, title holder La Salle battles newcomer CCI-Yengskivel as of press time. (JBU)

The Scores:

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Marinerong Pilipino-San Beda 92 - Sajonia 12, Puno 12, Andrada 12, Tagle 11, Estacio 8, Payosing 8, Etulle 5, Jalbuena 4, Gonzales 4, Celzo 4, Royo 4, Calimag 3, Tagala 2, Songcuya 2, Lopez 1.

Go Torrakku-St. Clare 59 - Ndong 14, Burgos 9, Decano 9, Tapenio 7, Cabauatan 6, Sual 6, Estacio 4, Lopez 2, Rojas 2, Galang 0, Pe?aga 0, Balacaoc 0, Yu 0, Dumancas 0, Angeles 0.

Quarterscores: 19-14, 41-20, 79-36, 92-59.