PBA D-League: Perpetual Help picks up 1st win, slips past Diliman College
MANILA, Philippines–University of Perpetual Help fended off Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill, 71-65, for its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League at Paco Arena in Manila.
The Altas led by as much as 14 points but needed late baskets by Jielo Razon, Tonton Peralta and Jeffer Egan to hold on.
“I thought we did very well in the first half because of our defense and I think that propelled us in our offense. But in the third quarter, it was a simple collapse on our part,” admitted Perpetual Help coach Frankie Lim.
Perpetual Help took a 38-24 halftime lead but Diliman College went on to tie the game at 50 in the third quarter.
Razon’s 3 put the Altas ahead, 62-61, before Peralta and Egan put the finishing touches.
Egan showed the way for the Altas (1-2) with 25 points while Peralta and Razon had 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Kevin Gandjeto posted 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Dragons, who fell to 1-2 in the Foundation Group.