May 04, 2023

PBA D-League: Perpetual steamrolls AMA for second win

UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help System Dalta assumed the solo lead in the 2023 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup by steamrolling AMA Online, 101-57 , Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Altas caught fire right off the bat with a searing 25-10 start en route to the biggest win by a team in the D-League this conference and improve to 2-0.

Perpetual hardly encountered any resistance from the Titans, who trailed by as much as 94-47 in the last four minutes of the game.

"We're happy to get this 2nd consecutive win. Tinatrabaho lang nga boys kung ano 'yung ineensayo namin. Actually, it's the first game of AMA so hindi namin alam i-expect pero buti nag-materalize." said coach Myk Saguiguit.

Fresh off a 27-point debut against PSP, Arthur Roque continued to sizzle, this time turning in 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks in only 13 minutes of play.

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Twelve more Altas finished made it to the scoreboard with Christian Pagaran firing 16 points. Richard Movida had 14 while Joey Barcoma, Joshua Ramirez and Carlo Ferreras threw in 10 apiece.

Skipper Nikon Alina, with 12 points and six rebounds, was the only bright spot for the wards of coach Mark Herrera. (JBU)

The Scores:
Perpetual 101 - Roque 17, Pagaran 16, Movida 14, Ferreras 10, Ramirez 10, Barcoma 10, Boral 6, Nitura 5, Nunez 4, Orgo 3, Sevilla 2, Omega 2, Abis 2, Flores 0, Cuevas 0.

AMA 57 - Alina 12, Yambao 7, Camay 7, Silvarez 7, Cruz 7, Panlilio 4, Romero 3, Santos 3, Del Rosario 2, Cruz 2, Magpayo 2, Ibo 1, Golloso 0, Ceniza 0, Baclig 0.

Quarterscores: 28-14, 51-25, 77-45, 101-57.