D-League: Che’Lu Bar & Grill hands Go for Gold its first loss
Che’Lu Bar & Grill stunned the erstwhile unbeaten Go for Gold, 97-95, in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Christopher Bitoon hit the go-ahead triple with 15.5 ticks left before Jeff Viernes made a charity to seal the victory.
“This win will boost our confidence heading into the second round which will start on Thursday,” Che’Lu head coach Stevenson Tiu said in Filipino.
The Scratchers raced to an 8-2 start in the fourth frame, 80-70, to which the Revellers retaliated with an 8-0 blitz to scalp the lead to two.
Che’Lu collared 50 boards while Go for Gold had 41.
The Revellers and Scratchers are now tied at 4-1 win-loss record.
Bitoon led Che’Lu with 31 points, six rebounds and four dimes while JJ Collado added 20 markers and seven boards.
Paul Desiderio and Gab Banal chalked up 14 points apiece. Justin Robert Valencia
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