Cignal HD blasts Gamboa by 67, sets new D-League record
Cignal HD delivered Gamboa Coffee Mix a 67-point shellacking, 118-51, Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Pamboy Raymundo and Jason Perkins kickstarted the rout as the two teamed up for 13 of the Hawkeyes’ 27 first quarter points, before the rest of the squad picked up the slack and dominated the second quarter, 23-7, to grab a 50-24 halftime lead.
It was all Cignal from there as it set a new PBA D-League record for the biggest winning margin at 67 courtesy of a Mark Bringas lay-up with 13.9 seconds remaining in the game.
It shattered the previous record set by the Boyet Fernandez-mentored NLEX when it battered Zambales M-Builders by 64 points, 125-61, on January 30, 2014.
“My reminder is simple: I wanted to see the discipline on our execution,” said Fernandez, as his side improved to a 4-2 slate.
Raymundo finished with 17 points, Raymar Jose dazzled with 15 markers, seven rebounds, and two dimes in his 16 minutes on the floor, and Perkins poured nine points, 10 boards and four assists after missing the Hawkeyes’ last game against AMA Online Education.
Cignal took advantage of the extended garbage time and shared the wealth, with Byron Villarias wounding up with 17 markers, five rebounds, and two assists, Jeremy Bartolo nabbing 14 points, and Dan Sara chipping in 10.
The huge win is a good workout for the Hawkeyes, as they brace for a Finals rematch against Racal on Tuesday.
“This was our preparation for our game against Racal. Again, we need to win these games so that we’ll have a little buffer in order for us to achieve our goal of making the quarters,” said Fernandez.
Ken Acibar was the lone Coffee Lover to notch double-digits with 10 points and four rebounds, while Val Acuña added nine for Gamboa (1-2).
CIGNAL HD 118 – Raymundo 17, Villarias 17, Jose 15, Bartolo 14, Sara 10, Perkins 9, Bringas 9, Arboleda 6, Potts 6, Cahilig 6, Batino 4, Sumalinog 3, Arong 2, Atkins 0.
GAMBOA COFFEE MIX 51 – Acibar 10, Acuña 9, Montuano 8, Dadjilul 5, Jumao-as 4, Vidal 3, Avenido 3, Padilla 2, Knuttel 2, David 2, Lacastesantos 2, Sarangay 1, Riva 0, Arellano 0.
Quarters: 27-17, 50-24, 90-35, 118-51.