|Alec Stockton get free for a layup. PBA Media Group|
By Dugout Philippines
MANILA—Chadao-FEU hardly broke a sweat in its 84-62 wire-to-wire victory over SMDC-NU on Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League at Paco Arena.
Alec Stockton triggered the rout, firing seven of his 15 points in the Tamaraws' scorching 21-8 first quarter as they easily cruised to their first victory in the Foundation Group.
Sophomore guard L-Jay Gonzales did his part for Chadao-FEU with 12 points, three boards, and three assists as he slowly eases in to a bigger role with the team.
But for coach Olsen Racela, he was more than satisfied with how his bigs responded to the challenge.
"Of course, it's a good start for us bur more than anything, kinukuha namin dito is the exposure for our players, especially the bigs. They rose to the challenge today," he said.
Ken Tuffin and Branrey Bienes combined for 22 points and six rebounds, as Cameroonian slotman Patrick Tchuente impressed with his nine points, four rebounds, and a block.
It was all Tamaraws in this game as they limited the Bulldogs to just 27-percent clip from the field and even took a lead as high as 28, 53-28, midway through the third quarter.
Dave Ildefonso carried SMDC-NU in the losing cause with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
CHADAO-FEU 84 -- Stockton 15, Gonzales 12, Tuffin 11, Bienes 11, Tchuente 9, Jopia 6, Ebona 5, Comboy 5, Cani 4, Flores 4, Celzo 2, Nunag 0, Bayquin 0, Casino 0, Mantua 0.
SMDC-NU 62 -- D. Ildefonso 14, Gaye 12, S. Ildefonso 7, Chatman 7, Clemente 6, Galinato 3, Minerva 3, Sinclair 2, Rangel 2, Diputado 2, Oczon 2, Tibayan 2, Mangayao 0, Gallego 0, Malonzo 0.
Quarters: 21-8, 45-23, 68-46, 84-62.
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