The Valencia City Bukidnon-San Sebastian Golden Harvest locked up the top seed in the Foundation Group with a 91-80 win over the Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill Blue Dragons in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
JM Calma started off hot for the Golden Harvest with his 15 first half points. He finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks.
The Blue Dragons then threatened within seven, 77-70, in the last 4:33. Valencia-SSCR went to their old reliables, as RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi sealed off the win late.
Ilagan shot a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe to wind up with 23 points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
Bulanadi did it all to finish with 18 points, six boards, four assists, three steals, and three blocks.
More importantly, the win locked up the Golden Harvest at no. 1 in the group. They will head to the crossover quarterfinals with a twice-to-beat advantage against Che’Lu Bar and Grill on Monday.
Kevin Gandjeto pumped 29 points in the losing cause for Diliman-Gerry’s (4-5).
Kris Torrado also nabbed a triple-double with his 14 points, 14 assists, and 10 rebounds in the loss, making him the seventh player to achieve the feat in PBA D-League history.
Valencia-SSCR 91 –– Calma 26, Ilagan 23, Bulanadi 18, Dela Cruz 6, Bonleon 5, Calahat 4, Altamirano 4, Sumoda 2, Are 2, Villapando 1, Loristo 0, Tero 0, Desoyo 0.
Diliman-Gerry’s 80 –– Gandjeto 29, Torrado 14, Pacheco 11, Mahari 10, Bauzon 5, Brutas 5, Brill 4, Sombero 2, Darang 0, Tay 0.
Quarterscores: 21-7, 37-28, 68-55, 91-80.