Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Go for Gold romps Batangas-EAC in Roosevelt Adams’ return

Sporting a complete lineup after weeks of agony, the Go for Gold-CSB Scratchers bounced back with a 102-87 victory over Batangas-EAC, Thursday in the 2019 PBA D-League at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Justin Gutang scattered 20 points, eight assists, six steals, and three rebounds to lead the Scratchers to their second win in five outings and improve their standing in the Aspirants Group.

Roosevelt Adams also had his best showing to date with his 18 points and 12 rebounds. Teen center Jeremiah Pangalangan added 11 of his 13 points in the first quarter spurt.

Go for Gold-CSB was not able to sustain their groove, however, losing its 17-point lead, 28-11, as Batangas-EAC fought back and made a game out of it in the second frame.

Prince Carlos broke an 84-all deadlock with back-to-back treys to put the Scratchers up, 90-84 lead with 5:08 remaining. Gutang and Adams then wrapped the game up with their hits.

Yankie Haruna added 13 points and five boards off the bench, while Carlos and Robi Nayve combined for 20.

“Di ako happy. We’re up by seventeen, akala nila ang galing nila. We almost lost this game,” lamented coach Charles Tiu, who committed 28 turnovers in the game.

Allan Martin led Batangas-EAC (1-4) with 17 points, while Clark Derige got 13 points, seven boards, and two dimes in the defeat.

The Scores:

Go for Gold-CSB 102 –– Gutang 20, Adams 18, Haruna 13, Pangalangan 13, Carlos 10, Nayve 10, Naboa 9, Leutcheu 6, Dixon 2, Pasturan 1, Young 0, Pili 0, Lim 0, Velasco 0, Belgica 0.

#ReadMore  NCAA 98: Benilde dumps Arellano, keeps top two within range

Batangas-EAC 87 –– Martin 17, Derige 13, Fuentes 9, De Joya 8, Dela Pena 7, De Guzman 7, Taywan 7, Corilla 5, Carlos 4, Mendoza 4, Cruz 2, Robin 2, Boffa 1, Amogues 1, Neri 0.

Quarterscores: 28-13, 41-47, 74-75, 102-87.

Written By

You May Also Like


After three seasons at Adamson University, Didat Hanapi has decided to move on to the professional ranks. The 6-foot-2 slasher from Zamboanga City has...


Strong Group advanced to the final four of the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship after having its way with Morocco’s AS Sale, 92-80, on...


Facing their toughest challenge in the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship, Strong Group Athletics emerged victorious with a 91-89 win over Al Ahly Tripoli,...


Kevin Quiambao and Francis Escandor have proven their worth. The two La Salle stalwarts paved the way in Strong Group Athletics’ impressive 89-67 victory...


Dwight Howard and Andre Roberson showed their pedigree, leading Strong Group Athletics to an impressive 82-66 victory over host United Arab Emirates on Saturday...


Strong Group Athletics is moving on without Mikey Williams. Initially, the Dubai-bound club team was supposed to have the enigmatic combo guard on its...


Former Gilas stalwarts Justine Baltazar and Jordan Heading are set to join Strong Group Athletics for the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship. The tournament...


Familiarity will be key for Strong Group Athletics if it wants to rule the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship taking place from January 19...