PBA summons Mila’s Lechon for dismal display in 47-point roasting
In the wake of its four-game losing start in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, Mila’s Lechon will be summoned to the Commissioner’s Office to explain its side following its humiliating 55-102 defeat to Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.
Officials from the league’s technical committee confirmed that the team management, led by coach Jesse Ricardo, will meet PBA commissioner Willie Marcial on Friday in the league office in Libis after yet another pitiful loss from Mighty Roasters.
They stumbled to their fourth straight defeat, but questions were raised following the 47-point thumping after players seemingly showed complete lack of effort in the second half.
Mila’s Lechon actually played superb in the first two quarters, shocking Zark’s-Lyceum with an 11-3 start and staying in step thanks to its 42-percent shooting.
But it was a different story after the halftime break as the Mighty Roasters showed little to no willingness to play defense, allowing the Jawbreakers to stage a 23-0 run and break the game wide open, 67-41, in the third period.
Zark’s-Lyceum coach Topex Robinson also related from his players that they were being encouraged by their foes to run the score up, which translated to 38 turnover points from 30 miscues from Mila’s Lechon.
Making matters worse was Ricardo being assessed with a technical foul for calling excessive timeouts with 2:44 remaining in the game and with the Jawbreakers already leading, 99-53.
The Mighty Roasters have lost their four games by an average of 26.25 points, with this 47-point rout being their worst defeat in the conference.
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