PBA D-League: Petron-Letran halts Ironcon-UST’s unbeaten run
MANILA, Philippines—Petron-Letran put a stop to Ironcon-University of Santo Tomas’ winning run with a convincing 114-101 win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Alvin Pasaol took over for the Knights in the final 3:12 of the game, scoring eight of Petron-Letran’s final 16 points.
He finished with 27 points and eight rebounds but it was Jerrick Balanza who led all scorers for the Knights with a season-high 34 points with nine rebounds and two steals.
The Knights also bounced back from their 83-64 loss to Cignal-Ateneo last week and improved to a 4-2 record in the Aspirants Group while the Growling Tigers dropped to 4-1 after their four-game winning start.
“I told my team before the game that we joined this league to beat these kinds of teams especially those who have yet to lose,” said Petron-Letran head coach Bonnie Tan. “At least this game showed us that we can bounce back.”
Jeremiah Taladua came off the bench for the Knights and poured in 13 points and grabbed four rebounds while Renato Ular had himself an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double.
Soulemane Chabi Yo led the Growling Tigers with 25 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three blocks while Brent Paraiso had 17 points, five rebounds, and two assists.