PBA D-League
Finals 2018:

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.

Notes:

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.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 27-18, 55-40, 83-65, 102-92.

go for gold: 102

Banal 31, Salem 15, Porter 14, Dennison 11, Reyes 9, Tolentino 8, Canada 6, Desiderio 6, Gaco 2, Publico 0.

che'lu: 92

Bitoon 20, Melano 17, Viernes 15, Hernandez 13, Collado 11, Taganas 8, Siruma 6, Ruaya 2, de Joya 0..

Posted on August 24, 2018 - Ynares Arena, Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

D-League Finals 2018:

Che'Lu defeats Go for Gold, 88-81

August 21, 2018 – Ynares

D-League Finals News 2018: Che’Lu Bar and Grill Revellers defeated Go for Gold Scratchers, 88-81, in Game 4 of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals 2018. Crowned MVP Jeff Viernes backstopped the Revellers with 18 points, while Jessie Collado added 16 markers.

Notes:

➤ Gab Banal paced the losing Scratchers with 20 buckets and 10 rebounds,  as Matthew Salem and Rey Publico also chipped-in 14 markers apiece.

➤ Six Che’Lu players finished the game with 10 points or more.

➤ Viernes is the first ex-PBA cager in history to have won a PBA D-League MVP trophy.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-16, 47-44, 67-65, 88-81.

che'lu: 88

Viernes 18, Collado 16, Bitoon 14, Siruma 11, Hernandez 10, Taganas 10, Melano 8, Ruaya 1, de Joya 0.

go for gold: 81

Banal 20, Salem 14, Publico 14, Reyes 12, Desiderio 8, Gaco 6, Tolentino 5, Dennison 2, Canada 0, Porter 0, Wong 0.

Posted on August 22, 2018 - Ynares Center

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

D-League Finals 2018:

Go for Gold beats Che'Lu, 98-96

August 16, 2018 – Ynares Sports

D-League Finals 2018: Go for Gold Scratchers beat Che’Lu Bar and Grill, 98-96, to lead 2-1 in Game 3 of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals 2018 this Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Paul Desiderio powered the Scratchers with his 28 points and 5 rebounds, while Gab Banal dropped 11 markers, 8 boards and 6 dishes.

Notes:

➤ It was Desiderio’s last shot that sealed the victory for the Scratchers. With three ticks left in the ballgame, he drove hard to the basket to beat the 96-all deadlock.

➤ Jeff Viernes led the losing Che’Lu with 23 buckets and 6 dimes. Meanwhile, Levi Hernandez and Christopher Bitoon also contributed with 19 points apiece.

 Go for Gold and Che’Lu will once again duke it out for Game Four of the Developmental League Finals this Tuesday, August 21.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 22-21, 38-52, 63-71, 98-96.

go for gold: 98

Desiderio 28, Banal 11, Tolentino 10, Reyes 9, Publico 9, Dennison 8, Wong 8, Porter 7, Salem 5, Canada 3, Gaco 0.

che'lu: 96

Viernes 23, Hernandez 17, Bitoon 17, Collado 12, Melano 11, Taganas 5, de Joya 4, Siruma 3, Ochea 2, Ruaya 2, Sta. Ana 0.

Posted on August 16, 2018 - Ynares Sports Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA D-League:

Go for Gold halts Marinerong Pilipino, 96-87

July 31, 2018 – Ynares Sports Arena

PBA D-League News 2018: Go for Gold Scratchers halted Marinerong Pilipino TIP, 96-87, to snatch Game 1 in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Semifinals this Tuesday at the Ynares Sports Arena. Matt Salem starred for the Scratchers with his 24 points, while Jai Reyes also chipped-in 17 markers and 5 boards.

Notes:

Abu Tratter carried the losing TIP with his 27 buckets and 5 boards, while Frankie Jackson also added 21 points and 10 dishes.

Coach Charles Tiu of GFG was ejected from the game after incurring two technical fouls.

Go for Gold and Marinerong Pilipino will duke it out once again on Thursday, August 2 for Game 2 of their Semis series.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 23-21, 42-37, 68-58, 96-87.

go for gold: 96

Salem 24, Reyes 17, Canada 11, Gaco 9, Porter 9, Tolentino 9, Publico 8, Banal 4, Wong 3, Pili 2.

marinerong pilipino: 87

Tratter 27, Jackson 21, Manalang 11, Napoles 11, Thiele 8, Johnson 7, Medina 2, Enguio 0, Ndiaye 0, Palencia 0.

July 23, 2018 - Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA D-League:

Che'Lu dumps Go for Gold, 74-68

July 26, 2018 – Ynares Arena

PBA D-League News 2018: Che’Lu Bar and Grill Revellers dumped Go for Gold Scratchers, 74-68, in the 2018 PBA Developmental League Foundation Cup this Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena. Levi Hernandez starred for the Grillers with his 23 points and 7 rebounds, while Jessie Collado added 13 markers and 9 boards.

Notes:

Matt Salem consoled the losing Scratchers with his 16 buckets and 5 boards, while Vince Tolentino added 12 points and 5 caroms.

Hernandez also shot 5 of 9 from the rainbow country and uncorked 10 big points in the final frame.

➤ Che’Lu will be paired opposite CEU Scorpions in the D-League Semifinals, while Go for Gold will face Marinerong-Pilipino TIP.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 13-16, 31-31, 56-50, 74-68.

che'lu: 74

Hernandez 23, Collado 13, Melano 9, Siruma 8, Viernes 8, Flores 5, Taganas 5, Ng 3, Lao 0, Mallari 0, Ng 0, Ochea 0, Ruaya 0, Sta. Ana 0.

go for gold: 68

Salem 16, Tolentino 12, Publico 10, Reyes 10, Banal 5, Porter 5, Gaco 4, Wong 4, Castor 2, Pili 0.

July 26, 2018 - Ynares Arena, Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA D-League:

Go for Gold masters CEU, 75-60

July 16, 2018 – Ynares Arena

PBA D-League News 2018: Go for Gold Scratchers mastered the CEU Scorpions, 75-60, in the ongoing 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup this Monday at the Ynares Arena. Rey Publico paced the Scratchers with his 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists while Paul Desiderio contributed 17 markers.

Notes:

➤ Rich Guinitaran starred for the losing Centro Escolar University Scorpions with 16 buckets and 5 rebounds, while Keanu Caballero added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

➤ The Go for Gold victory overshadowed the absence of three key players: Ron Dennison, James Martinez and Gab Banal.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 22-19, 34-37, 54-47, 75-60.

go for gold: 75

Publico 18, Desiderio 17, Salem 16, Reyes 8, Porter 8, Pili 5, Castor 3.

ceu: 60

Guinitaran 16, Ke. Caballero 11, Oloume 9, Rojas 9, Fuentes 6, Chan 4, Formento 3, Ko. Caballero 2.

July 16, 2018 - Ynares Arena, Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA D-League News:

Go for Gold destroys AMA, 135-91

July 9, 2018 – Ynares Arena

PBA D-League News 2018: Go for Gold Scratchers mangled the AMA Online Education Titans, 135-91, in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup this Monday at the Ynares Arena in Pasig. Eric Pili dropped 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assits, while Kris Porter contributed a double-double of 20 buckets and 11 caroms.

Notes:

➤ The Scratchers are now 5-2 in the D-League Foundation Cup after the victory, while the Titans fell to the bottom of rankings as it lost its seventh-game straight.

➤ Andre Paras led the losing AMA with 23 markers and 14 boards.

➤ Go for Gold blitzed its way to post an insurmountable lead over AMA, 60-34 at the half. They eventually built a 53-point cushion over the Titans, 135-82 with barely two minutes left in the ballgame.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 34-17, 60-34, 99-61, 135-91.

go for gold: 135

Pili 25, Martinez 20, Porter 20, Wong 18, Desiderio 13, Blardony 10, Salem 10, Castor 6, Gaco 6, Dennison 4, Reyes 2, Capistrano 1.

AMA: 91

Paras 23, Serrano 11, Soriano 11, Rivera 10, Garcia 9, Barde 6, Graham 6, Sabile 3, Alao 2, Jordan 0, Nakpil 0.

July 9, 2018 - Ynares Arena, Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA D-League:

Batangas-EAC Generals squeaks past Go for Gold-CSB, 87-85

July 5, 2018 – Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig

PBA D-League News 2018: Batangas-EAC Generals squeaked past Go for Gold-CSB Scratchers, 87-85, in the PBA Developmental League Foundation’s Cup 2018 this Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Cyrus Tabi made the clutch layup with a second left to lift EAC over the Scratchers. Michael Mabulac led all scorers for the Generals with double-double 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Notes:

Tata Bautista also contributed 16 markers and 7 boards for EAC, while game-winner Tabi added 13 buckets with 8 coming in the payoff period.

Kris Porter top-scored for the losing Go for Gold- College of St. Benilde with 22 points and 6 rebounds. He also shot 50% from the rainbow country.

➤ Batangas-EAC now sports a 3-3 win-loss slate, while Go for Gold stands at 4-2.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 20-22, 47-48, 62-70, 87-85.

batangas-eac: 87

Mabulac 19, Bautista 16, Tabi 13, De Joya 7, Dela Pena 6, Derige 5, De Guzman 5, Laude 5, Arim 5, Austra 5, Manalo 3.

go for gold-csb: 85

Porter 22, Dennison 12, Martinez 12, Salem 10, Desiderio 6, Gaco 6, Banal 6, Reyes 5, Ciprano 3, Pili 3.

Posted on July 5, 2018 - Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team