MANILA, Philippines – Marinerong Pilipino returned to the win column in emphatic fashion, dropping CD14 Designs-Trinity University of Asia, 91-72, Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
Santi Santillan anchored the Skippers' attack with 29 points – 13 of which came in the pivotal third quarter. He added 10 rebounds for a double-double outing.
Santillan's third-quarter outburst allowed the Skippers to break away from a tight 37-31 halftime count, and gave them a comfortable 64-48 lead over the White Stallions entering the final frame.
Orlan Wamar chipped in 10 points on a 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc, as Anton Asistio had nine points and three assists for Marinero.
"Ang sinasabi ko na lang sa kanila palagi, kailangan naming ibigay ang best effort sa practice. Doon kami mabubuo as a team lalo na at akyat-baba ang laro players namin. Buti naman ngayon, lumabas ang resulta," said coach Yong Garcia.
Marinerong Pilipino hiked its record to 3-2 in the Foundation Group as the rebranded CD14 Designs-Trinity stayed at the cellar at 0-4.
AJ Vitug paced the White Stallions with 18 points and three rebounds, while Chris De Chavez got 15 points, eight boards, and four assists in his debut.
MARINERO 91 -- Santillan 29, Wamar 10, Asistio 9, Victoria 7, Montalbo 6, Reyes 6, Gamboa 6, A. Aquino 6, Mendoza 6, M. Aquino 3, Bonifacio 2, Garcia 2, Bunag 0, Aguirre 0.
CD14 DESIGNS-TRINITY 72 -- Vitug 18, De Chavez 15, Inigo 11, Canete 9, Dela Cruz 9, Juanico 4, McAloney 3, Nidoy 2, Balucanag 1, Montero 0, Reyes 0, Ingel 0.
Quarter scores: 23-13, 38-31, 64-48, 91-72.
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