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

PBA D-League News:

Go for Gold destroys AMA, 135-91

July 9, 2018 – Ynares Arena

By Rock Punzalan

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

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PBA D-League:

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

July 5, 2018 – Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig

By Rock Punzalan

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.

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