Scorpions ruthless in debut

February 19, 2019

CENTRO Escolar University gave Diliman-Gerry’s a rude welcome in the PBA D-League with a 93-76 victory yesterday at the Paco Arena.

The Scorpions erupted in the third quarter behind the hot hands of Pierce Chan, turning a slim 41-37 halftime lead to a 70-49 advantage and never looking back to post their first win of the season.

Earlier, AMA Online Education, determined to shed its also-ran image, downed debuting McDavid, 80-65, for a winning start.

The Titans have reaped the fruits of their off-season build-up, as their new acquisitioms Franky Johnson, Joshua Munzon, Troy Rike and Kib Montalbo lived up to their billing.

“Buti nag-jell kami ng maaga. At least, nag-sama sama sila,” said AMA Mark Herrera.

The scores:

First Game

AMA (80) — Johnson 24, Rike 15, Munzon 12, Parcero 8, Montalbo 6, Yu 6, Dela Virgen 5, Garcia 2, Bederi 2, Tambeling 0, Estibar 0, Paras 0, Asuncion 0, Liwag 0, Gonzaga 0.

McDavid (65) — Melano 15, Martinez 10, Escosio 8, Diputado 7, Cañada 6, Sorela 4, Colina 4, Monte 3, Peña 2, Cruz 0, Villanueva 0.

Quarterscores: 21-14, 45-35, 62-53, 80-65

Second Game

CEU (93) — Diouf 15, Chan 15, Guinitaran 13, Lisbo 9, Uri 8, Rojas 8, Fuentes 7, Diaz 7, Ke. Caballero 6, Intic 2, Formento 2, Ko. Caballero 1, Pamaran 0.

Diliman-Gerry’s (76) — Gandjeto 18, Brutas 14, Ligon 12, Cabanag 11, Mahari 7, Bauzon 4, Darang 4, Coquia 2, Enriquez 2, Salazar 2, Bonsubre 0, Melendez 0, Brill 0.

Quarterscores: 22-23, 41-37, 70-49, 93-76