PASIG CITY – Flying V rolled to its second straight win at the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup by taking care of Gamboa Coffee Mix, 119-105, in continuing action Monday morning (June 5) at the Ynares Sports Arena. All the Thunder needed was a dazzling shooting display in the opening half to coast to the victory.
The Thunder shot a scintillating 57-percent from the field in the first half translating into a commanding 60-48 advantage. Jeron Teng set the tone early with 20 of his team-best 35 points in the first half alone.
“I am very disappointed with our defense, we gave up 104 points,” said Coach Eric Altamirano. “Lucky for us we were okay offensively but we cannot play like that in our coming games.”
The defense Coach Altamirano searched for slightly tightened come the second half but the points still came pouring in. By then, Teng got needed support from Eric Salamat who added 15 of his 20 points and Gab Banal with 11 of his 15 points as the Thunder erected their biggest lead at 96-77.
Val Acuna paced the Coffee Lovers with 22 points on five triples. Mark Sarangay followed with a double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds.
How They Scored:
FLYING V (119) – Teng 35, Salamat 20, Banal 15, Thiele 12, Canada 10, Ongteco 6, Dionisio 6, Tampus 6, Torres 4, Webb 3, Colina 2.
GAMBOA COFFEE (104) – Acuna 22, Sarangay 18, Acibar 14, Avenido 13, Padilla 10, Knuttel 7, Arellano 7, Jumao-as 5, Montuano 4, Dadjilul 4, David 0, Riva 0, Vidal 0.
Period Scores: 31-25, 60-48, 87-73, 119-104.