Poligrates sets D-league record as Marinero pum­mels Iwalk

Sun Star Bacolod - - Business -

MANILA — Eloy Poligrates of Marinerong Pilipino broke the PBA Dleague record for the most points in a sin­gle game by a player to lead his team to a 141-97 rout of Iwalk Charg­ers in the Foun­da­tion Cup at the Filoil Fly­ing V Cen­tre in San Juan City on Mon­day night.

The Ce­buano guard fin­ished with 67 points to lead the Skip­pers, shat­ter­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 58 set by James Martinez on Aug. 2, 2016 for the AMA Ti­tans in a 125-76 rout of the Top­star ZC Min­danao Aguilas.

Just like the Ama­min­danao game, though, the Marinero-iwalk match was al­ready de­cided early on as Marinero raced to a 31-20 lead af­ter the first quar­ter, which eventually bal­looned to as high as 47, 122-75, with 4:19 left in the fourth.

How­ever, Coach Yong Garcia opted to keep Poligrates in the game de­spite the im­pend­ing blowout when he saw that he can break Martinez's record.

"Nakita namin yung score ni Poli, sabi namin kayang abu­tan yung record ni James. Bini­gyan namin siya ng chance na hab­u­lin at so­brang ganda ng laro niya. So­brang ganda ng gis­ing ni Poli (We saw Poli’s score and we knew he can break James’ record. We gave him a chance to break it, he played well),” Garcia said.

JR Ala­banza and Rev Diputado each scored 11 mark­ers to back­stop Poligrates as the Skip­pers as­sured themselves of a twice-to-beat ad­van­tage in the quar­ter­fi­nals af­ter mov­ing up to 5-0 in Group A play.

Wowie Es­co­sio tal­lied 23 mark­ers and 10 boards for the Charg­ers, who fell to 2-3.

Mean­while, BRT Sumisip-st. Clare also stayed un­beaten with a 112-100 win against Mc­david-la Salle Araneta.

Joshua Fon­tanilla put up 24 points on 3-of-7 shoot­ing from long range for the Saints, who are now 4-0 in Group B.

Henry Iloka's 32-point, 28re­bound, and six-block per­for­mance hardly mat­tered as the Stal­lions re­mained win­less at 04.

In the main game, Martinez, who wit­nessed his record get­ting shat­tered, led Asia's Lashes' late charge to de­feat Hazchem, 108-98.

Martinez fin­ished with 22 points on 3-for-5 shoot­ing from long range with two re­bounds and five as­sists for the Sol­diers, who moved up to 3-2.

Rey­mark Ma­tias came up with 27 mark­ers, two re­bounds, two as­sists, and two steals for the Green War­riors, who slipped to their third straight loss af­ter their con­fer­ence-open­ing win.

The Scores:

First Game

BRT SUMISIP-ST. CLARE 112 -- Fon­tanilla 24, Pa­len­cia 14, Pare 13, Hal­lare 12, Tiquia 12, Dumapig 9, Bautista 9, Ng 5, Col­lado 5, Penare­dondo 5, Lunor 4, Ru­bio 0, De­cano 0.

MC­DAVID-LA SALLE ARANETA 100 -- Iloka 32, Doro­teo 22, Me­d­ina 15, Briones 12, Batung­bakal 6, Aquino 5, Bal­buena 4, Esteban 2, Lorenzo 2, Cor­reche 0, Pena 0, Om­bao 0.

Quar­ters: 25-16, 54-38, 84-63, 112-100.

Sec­ond Game MARINERONG PILIPINO 141 -- Poligrates 67, Diputado 11, Ala­banza 11, Mcaloney 10, Yee 8, Arim 8, Ja­mon 7, Rios 6, Clar­ito 5, So­lis 4, Rev­er­ente 2, Ila­gan 2, Sara 0, Juanico 0.

IWALK 97 -- Es­co­sio 23, Bre­gondo 15, Be­len­cion 14, Ax. Inigo 11, Ac. Inigo 9, Canada 8, Koga 7, Cruz 4, Parker 4, Lozada 2.

Quar­ters: 31-20, 63-36, 102-61, 141-97.

Third Game

ASIA'S LASHES 108 -Martinez 22, Ca­ma­cho 18, Ce­lada 11, Sarao 10, Del­fi­nado 9, Cas­tro 9, Dela Cruz 7, Laude 7, Al­ban 6, Apreku 5, Gerero 2, De­les 2, Reyes 0, Gon­zaga 0.

HAZCHEM 98 -- Ma­tias 27, Mor­aga 17, Elme­jrab 8, Ca­parida 8, Ynion 8, Arel­lano 6, Trinidad 5, Glo­rioso 5, Acain 4, Ser­rano 4, Sicat 4, Ad­viento 2, Mendez 0, Eman 0, Dagu­plo 0.

Quar­ters: 32-28, 70-61, 89-81, 108-98./PNA

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