PASIG CITY – Cignal HD sent a clear signal to the rest of the league that they mean business after they obliterated Gamboa Coffee Mix, 118-51, in continuing action from the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena Thursday (June 15). The Hawkeyes were all over the hapless Coffee Lovers as the 67-point winning margin is a new all-time record.
Playing his penultimate game this conference before he returns full time to San Beda College, Davon Potts drained a triple to seize the lead for good for Cignal, 6-5. From there, Gamboa Coffee did not help their own cause as they bled for only seven points in the second period for an imposing 50-24 halftime count in favor of the Hawkeyes.
So unrelenting was Cignal that Pamboy Raymundo and Raymar Jose submitted double-digit scores in the third period as the lead slowly expanded beyond reach. Coach Boyet Fernandez then introduced his role players but the effect remained the same as they further pulled away.
Raymundo and Byron Villarias paced the Hawkeyes with 17 points each. Jose was next with 15 points and seven rebounds as Cignal improved to 4-2.
“We really want to avoid our third loss so we can stay in contention for a top two finish,” said Coach Boyet Fernandez. “Our next game is against Racal Motors and we are really looking forward to that game since they are still undefeated.”
Ken Acibar was the lone bright spot for the Coffee Lovers with 10 points. Bench scoring proved a big factor as the Hawkeyes reserves outscored their Gamboa Coffee counterparts, 70-27.
How They Scored:
CIGNAL HD (118) – Raymundo 17, Villarias 17, Jose 15, Bartolo 14, Sara 10, Perkins 9, Bringas 9, Arboleda 6, Potts 6, Cahilig 6, Batino 5, Sumalinog 3, Arong 2, Atkins 0.
GAMBOA COFFEE (51) – Acibar 10, Acuna 9, Montuano 8, Dadjilul 4, Jumao-as 4, Vidal 3, Avenido 3, David 2, Lacastesantos 2, Padilla 2, Knuttel 2, Sarangay 1, Riva 0, Arellano 0.
Period Score: 27-17, 50-24, 90-35, 118-51.