The Cignal HD continued its ascent in the tourney with a 107-69 hammering of Zark’s Jawbreakers, Monday afternoon at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Filipino-Swede Andreas Cahilig made the most of the extended garbage time in the second half, pouring 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists to topscore for the Hawkeyes’ second straight victory.
Raymar Jose unfurled 12 markers and 17 boards to lead the breakaway, while Jason Perkins and Davon Potts combined for 20 points.
The Hawkeyes jumped to a 10-2 lead and went on cruise control after that, erecting a lead as high as 43, 94-51, with a Dan Sara jumper with 6:10 remaining in the payoff period and add to the Jawbreakers’ woes this early in the conference.
Coach Boyet Fernandez, though, noted that Cignal must learn from its miscues in the game as they brace for tougher foes ahead.
“We just have to be ready every game. May mga ginagawa kami na bad behaviors at di namin dapat gawin yun. Sana lang matuto kami kasi sunod-sunod ang laro and we’re playing tougher teams after this,” he said.
Cignal shot 55 percent from the field and had 41 free throw attempts in the game. Moreover, the Hawkeyes committed just six turnovers in the game.
Robby Celiz carried the load for Zark’s (0-2) with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists. Jerome Ferrer had 12 markers and 10 boards, while RR de Leon got 12 points and five rebounds.
Cignal will next face Marinerong Filipino on Thursday, June 8 a 12:00nn. Zark’s looks to snap out of their funk when they face the Racal Motor Alibaba on the same day at 10:00am.
Cignal (107) – Cahilig 15, Jose 12, Potts 10, Perkins 10, Villarias 9, Bartolo 8, Atkins 8, Raymundo 7, Sara 6, Arong 6, Arboleda 5, Sumalinog 5, Bringas 4, Batino 2.
Zark’s (69) – Celiz 20, De Leon 12, Ferrer 12, Argamino 7, Mangahas 5, Nalos 4, Sheriff 3, Juruena 2, Cayabyab 2, Cariaga 1, Cudal 1, Bautista 0.
Quarterscores: 27-15, 49-28, 80-43, 107-69.