JUAN Gomez de Liano and Jollo Go propelled Marinerong Pilipino to the 2022 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup semifinals, following a 75-66 victory over Centro Escolar University Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The duo were pivotal for the Skippers halting their two-game losing skid and, in the process, setting up a semifinals date against no. 1 seed Apex Fuel-San Sebastian.
Gomez de Liano tallid 17 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds and Go nailed three treys for 17 points. he also had two boards in the win.
Arvin Gamboa poured 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals, and his three-point conversion with 3:03 left gave Marinerong Pilipino a 12-point lead, 68-56, to repel CEU's late rallies.
Adrian Nocum nabbed a double-double of 12 points, 10 boards, and six dimes for Marinero.
"Nagkaroon talaga kami ng problema noong hindi healthy yung players pero masaya kami na kumpleto kami," said coach Yong Garcia. "Ang importante, naipakita naming maganda ang itatakbo ng team."
CEU relied on Jhomel Ancheta's 12 points and Lenard Santiago's double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Marinerong Pilipino 75 -- Gonez de Liano 17, Go 17, Gamboa 13, Nocum 12, Bonifacio 6, Soberano 3, Hernandez 3, Pido 2, Carino 2, Manlangit 0.
CEU 66 -- Ancheta 12, Santiago 11, Santos 10, Penano 10, Diaz 9, Balogun 6, Tolentino 4, Ferrer 2, Borromeo 2, Bernabe 0, Cabotaje 0, Malicana 0.
Quarters: 19-11, 37-29, 48-41, 75-66.