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Cawaling scores 48 as Hyperwash outlasts La Salle-Araneta in D-League’s highest-scoring game

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Tiebreaker Times Cawaling scores 48 as Hyperwash outlasts La Salle-Araneta in D-League's highest-scoring game Basketball News PBA D-League  Michael Gonzales McDavid-De La Salle Araneta Stallions Lord Casajeros JR Cawaling Joel Palapal Jeric Fortuna James Mangahas Hyperwash Vipers Henry Iloka Clark Bautista Aires Montilla 2019 PBA D-League Second Conference
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Hyperwash rode JR Cawaling’s hot hands as it scored a 144-138 victory over skidding McDavid-La Salle Araneta Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Second Conference at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The former Smart Gilas forward unleashed a conference-best 48 points, to go with seven assists and three rebounds off the bench to guide the Vipers to back-to-back wins.

His scoring outburst is now the second-most in PBA D-League history, behind James Martinez’ 58 points for AMA Online Education in the 2016 Aspirants’ Cup.

Mac Montilla added a double-double with his 28 points and 12 rebounds, as Lord Casajeros unfurled 24 points, four boards, and two assists.

“Scoring-wise, vindicated kami kasi kung titingnan mo yung line up namin on paper, malakas siya eh,” said coach Joel Palapal as his side shot 55-percent from the field. “Ngayon, iwo-work namin yung depensa. Kasi yung binigay naming puntos, talagang mataas. Hopefully makabawi kami sa depensa sa next game.”

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Jeric Fortuna quarterbacked Hyperwash with his 15 points, 10 assists, five steals, and four rebounds, while Arvie Bringas also had 15 points and eight boards in this high-scoring affair which smashed a number of PBA D-League records.

Hyperwash’s 144 points are the most points scored in a game, topping Tanduay’s previous mark in its 141-65 domination of Zark’s Burger back in the 2017 Foundation Cup.

The 138 points scored by McDavid-La Salle Araneta is also the most points for a losing team, eclipsing the previous high of 106, both set by Cagayan, in a 107-106 loss to Racal in the 2015 Foundation Cup, and Wangs, in a 110-106 defeat to Caida in the 2016 Aspirants’ Cup.

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Both teams combining for 282 points also bested the previous high set in Racal’s 140-90 triumph over Zark’s Burger in the 2017 Foundation Cup.

More than anything, the Vipers boosted their chance of advancing to the quarterfinals with their even 2-2 slate, while keeping the Stallions winless through three games.

Nigerian big man Henry Iloka gave his all for McDavid-La Salle Araneta with 43 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.

Clark Bautista and James Mangahas both added 15 each in the defeat.


The Scores:

Hyperwash 144 — Cawaling 48, Montilla 28, Casajeros 24, Fortuna 15, Bringas 15, Dadjilul 8, Mirza 2, De Ocampo 2, Ferrer 2, Julkipli 0, Cariaga 0.

McDavid-DLSA 138 — Iloka 43, Bautista 15, Mangahas 15, Balbuena 13, Acosta 9, Lorenzo 9, Doroteo 8, Batungbakal 8, Briones 6, Medina 4, Correche 4, Pena 3, Esteban 1.

Quarterscores: 30-39, 68-59, 94-100, 144-138.

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