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Cignal-San Beda escapes Wang's upset ax

By Dugout Philippines

PASIG--Cignal-San Beda used its poise in the end game to overpower Wang's Basketball, 84-77, Thursday at the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.

Jason Perkins paced the Hawkeyes with a double-double of 19 points, 18 rebounds, and three assists, while Javee Mocon added 15 markers.

Davon Potts also chipped in 12 points, while Pamboy Raymundo got all of his eight points in the fourth quarter pullaway of Cignal.

"Credit to Wang's. They prepared hard against us," said coach Boyet Fernandez. "It's a learning lesson for everyone. Every time, we have to come in and play active and match up the energy of the other team."

Wang's took control in the third period, erecting an 11-point lead, 54-43, before Mocon and Raymundo teamed up in the Hawkeyes rally late and gained the 78-75 edge in the final 2:38 thanks to a Harold Arboleda three.

Marlon Gomez anchored Wang's (1-2) with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Rey Publico had 10 makers and six boards.

Box Scores:

Cignal-San Beda 84-Perkins 19, Mocon 15, Potts 12, Arboleda 9, Raymundo 8, Oftana 7, Bolick 3, Tongco 3, Adamos 2, Batino 2, Bringas 2, Villarias 2, Arong 0, Bahio 0

Wang's 77-M. Gomez 22, Publico 10, Tambeling 9, Brana 8, C. Gomez 6, Enriquez 5, Labing-isa 5, King 3, Regalado 3, Acosta 2, Montuano 2, Tayongtong 2, Salcedo 0.

Quarterscores: 23-21, 39-45, 58-61, 84-77

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