The Che’Lu Revellers are slowly showing their fangs with another convincing victory, this time at the expense of the AMA Online Education Titans, 111-95, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
With the Revellers showing better chemistry, Chris Bitoon anchored the balanced attack for their side, registering 23 points, seven boards, five assists, and three steals in the victory.
He also got ample help from his supporting cast with the Che’Lu frontline imposing its presence in the middle to win the rebounding battle, 53-40.
Jessie Collado uncorked 19 points and four rebounds, Jason Melano chipped in 18 points, six assists, and four boards, and Jay-R Taganas nabbed a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Jeff Viernes finished off the triumph scoring eight of the Revellers’ last 11 points as he wound up with 12.
Despite improving to 2-1 for the conference, coach Stevenson Tiu expressed his dissatisfaction on what he felt was a sluggish showing from his veterans.
“Masyado kaming complacent. Sinabi ko sa kanila, you have to respect the game of our opponents because that may have cost us the game. Buti na lang nakapag-regroup kami,” he said.
Domark Matillano led his side with 24 points and eight rebounds, while Owen Graham got 15 points and 13 rebounds for AMA, which suffered its third straight defeat to stay at the cellar at 0-3.
Che’Lu 111 — Bitoon 23, Collado 19, Melano 18, Taganas 13, Viernes 12, Mallari 10, Siruma 6, Flores 4, Sta. Ana 4, Ochea 2, Lao 0, Ng 0.
AMA Online Education 95 — Matillano 24, Graham 14, Soriano 14, Garcia 12, Lao 10, Nacpil 8, Palencia 5, Liwag 4, Alao 3, Alvarez 0, Cariaga 0, Sabile 0.
Quarterscores: 26-23, 55-50, 80-79, 111-95.