March 18, 2024

EcoOil-La Salle routs Go Torakku-St. Clare

ECOOIL-La Salle cruised to its second straight win by clobbering Go Torakku-St. Clare, 90-63, in the 2024 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup Monday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.

The Green Archers, who trounced CCI-Yengskivel with a 110-68 win Thursday last week, tied for the lead with Marinerong Pilipino-San Beda, which routed Keazel Basketball, 109-59, in the first game to also remain unbeaten.

Jonnel Policarpio showed the way for the Green Archers with 17 points and nine rebounds.

EcoOil-La Salle also got solid production from CJ Austria with 15 points and Mike Phillips, who collected 12 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Henry Agunanne contributed 12 points while Raven Cortez and Earl Abadam added nine and eight, respectively,.

"Despite the two wins, we still have to learn and we believe we can still be better, especially on execution. That's one thing we have to work on," said Green Archers'. assistant coach Caloy Garcia.

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La Salle had a slow start. It trailed 7-8 midway through the first quarter before launching a searing 19-3 run that put the reigning champs ahead for good at 26-11.

That pretty much took the fight out of Go Torakku-St. Clare as the Green Archers led by as big as 30 points.

John Rojas and Ryan Sual scored 14 points apiece for Go Torakku-St. Clare which absorbed its second straight blowout loss.(JBU)

The Scores:

EcoOil-La Salle 90 - Policarpio 17, Austria 15, Phillips 12, Agunanne 12, Cortez 9, Abadam 8, Rubico 4, Daja 4, Alian 4, Marasigan 3, David 2, Gaspay 0, Gollena 0.

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Go Torakku-St. Clare 63 - Rojas 14, Sual 14, Ndong 9, Decano 9, Estacio 7, Galang 6, Yu 3, Lopez 1, Balacaoc 0, Dumancas 0, Cabauatan 0.

Quarterscores: 26-11, 47-29, 75-47, 90-63.