Marinerong Pilipino stays alive in D-League playoff hunt

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer View comments LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Mark Isip. PBA IMAGESMark Isip ignited Marinerong Pilipino’s 119-74 blowout win over Zark’s Burgers to stay in the running in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 36-year-old forward unleashed nine of his 12 points in the first quarter and got six rebounds to help the Skippers string their first back-to-back wins.ADVERTISEMENT Robby Celiz paced cellar-dweller Zark’s Burgers (1-8) with 16 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while James Mangahas got 12 markers and five boards in the defeat.Mac Cardona fired 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes of play for the Jawbreakers in the first game of his comeback tour to revive his professional career.The Scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 119 – Javelona 17, Lopez 15, Isip 12, Moralde 12, Salcedo 12, Gumaru 11, Publico 11, Alabanza 7, Subido 7, Iñigo 5, Sargent 4, Gavieres 4, Javillonar 2, Marata 0.ZARK’S BURGERS 74 – Celiz 16, Mangahas 12, De Leon 11, Cardona 11, Argamino 9, Nalos 6, Bautista 5, Cudal 4, Ferrer 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationcenter_img Quarters: 27-15, 55-38, 87-57, 119-74. Teng shows he can do more than just score Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isip triggered Marinerong Pilipino’s early 11-0 run to pullaway, 17-7, before extending the lead to its biggest at 45 late in the game.“We just want to break their spirit early on, pound them, and attack them. The players responded even if we found out that Mac (Cardona) was playing today,” said coach Koy Banal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pao Javelona was all over the court as he led the Skippers with 17 markers, seven assists, four boards, and three steals, while John Lopez just missed out on a double-double with his 15 points and nine rebounds.The victory kept Marinerong Pilipino in the race to the top six with its 3-4 record, identical with Racal Motors, as it sits a game behind sixth placer Batangas (4-3) in the standings. MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

Don Lugo can’t hold big lead

first_imgCHINO – Nate Ambrosio’s shot bounced off the rim and fell harmlessly into the arms of an opposing defender, who cradled the basketball until the last seconds disappeared off the clock. Photo Gallery: Don Lugo High School vs. Crescenta Valley Ambrosio’s face crinkled in disbelief. His Don Lugo teammates reacted with a mixture of shock and disappointment. This wasn’t the ending that nine Conquistadores seniors had in mind. Don Lugo fell 58-55 to Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta on Wednesday night in a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA wild-card game. The home team held a nine-point lead late in the third quarter, but watched it slip away by the middle of the fourth quarter. Everything the Conquistadores did right in the first 22 minutes of the game was undone in the final 10. “We got away from our game, and the game got away from us,” Don Lugo coach Hue Hollins said woefully. It pained Hollins and his players to know that they could have – and probably should have – won the game. Don Lugo (11-18) wasn’t going to make the playoffs, but won a tiebreaker game against Montclair for the Mt. Baldy League’s final postseason berth Friday to secure its first playoff appearance in three years. center_img That momentum was supposed to carry over into a home game against the Falcons (14-15), where the senior-heavy Conquistadores could have at least one last hurrah before facing hungry fourth-seed Temecula Valley. “We should have beaten this team,” Hollins said. “Our records were almost even, but this was at home – and you have to take care of your business at home. “It’s a tough way for the seniors to go out, to be this close. But we got away from our game, and you can’t do that.” For most of the first three quarters, Crescenta Valley looked confused. Don Lugo’s defenders double-teamed Falcon ballhandlers, and created 27 turnovers in the process. But only three of those came in the fourth quarter and in the crucial part of the game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more