LiverMarin notches first franchise win, dismantles MP Hotel
MANILA, Philippines—LiverMarin notched its first franchise win in the PBA D-League as they dispatched MP Hotel, 82-68, in their Foundation Cup matchup Thursday afternoon at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
It was a virtual no-contest as the Guardians immediately jumped to the lead and never looked back after their 10-2 start.
LiverMarin head coach Rodney Santos felt that their game against the now 1-3 Warriors was the one that they will finally get.
“I was excited for this game because this is the one that I felt that we will finally win,” Santos said whose Guardians tied the Warriors record. “Hopefully the wins continue.”
LiverMarin finally took command early in the third with a 47-25 lead.
Choi Ignacio and Jovit dela Cruz led the Guardians combining for 29 points and nine rebounds.
Bradwyn Guinto added 11 points while Ryan Costelo filled the stat sheet with 10 points, eight rebounds five assists and two steals.
Rey Nambatac led the Warriors with a 16-point, 13-rebound double-double. CC