Go for Gold captures Foundation Cup crown
August 23, 2018 – Ynares Arena
By Rock Punzalan
PBA D-League Finals News 2018: Go for Gold Scratchers captured the Foundation Cup crown by beating Che’Lu Bar and Grill Revellers, 102-92, in the 2018 PBA D-League Finals this Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena. Gab Banal played with MVP-like numbers as he paced the Scratchers with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, while Matt Salem added 15 buckets.
➤ Kris Porter also contributed stellar numbers for Go for Gold as he finished with 14 markers and 4 caroms.
➤ Chris Bitoon consoled the losing Che’Lu with his 20 points, while Jayson Melano chipped-in 17 markers and 8 boards.
➤ Banal poured 21 points at the half but got replaced before the third canto due to leg cramps. However, he defied odds as he came back with barely five minutes left in the fourth to lift Go for Gold over a determined Che’Lu squad.
➤ Go for Gold finished the Finals skirmish with a 3-2 series victory over the Revellers.
Quarters: 27-18, 55-40, 83-65, 102-92.
Posted on August 24, 2018 - Ynares Arena, Pasig
Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team