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John Wilson reaches MPBL 1K club as San Juan romps Pasig



Tiebreaker Times John Wilson reaches MPBL 1K club as San Juan romps Pasig Basketball MPBL News  Randy Alcantara Patrick Aquino (CEU) Pasig-Sta. Lucia Realtors Orlan Wamar Mike Ayonayon Leo Najorda Josan Nimes John Wilson Jeric Teng Go for Gold-San Juan Knights 2019-20 MPBL Lakan Cup

John Wilson reached a milestone that highlighted San Juan-Go-for-Gold’s 109-99 rout of Pasig-Sta. Lucia in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre, Saturday.

Wilson — who only needed four points to reach the 1000-point club heading to this game — drained a three-pointer in the 4:35 mark of the first quarter to become the first player to achieve the feat. He now has 1,020 total points in his tally.

The product of Jose Rizal University ended the match 24 points, five rebounds, and four assists to help San Juan keep the title as the Kings of the Northern Division with a 22-3 record.

“Kay John, siyempre nakita naman namin na talagang masipag ‘yung bata. Talagang tinrabaho niya ‘yung nakuha niya ngayon. He deserves ‘yung pagkakakuha niya sa achievement na ‘yon,” said San Juan head coach Randy Alcantara.

After a tight first quarter, the Knights rallied behind Wilson and Mike Ayonayon, who then led a 15-6 swing in the second quarter. That proved to be the difference-maker, since it helped the home team take an 11-point lead, 56-45, heading into the second half.

The Go-for-Gold-backed squad kept their distance from there, dousing the Realtors’ comeback attempts.

Ayonayon provided 18 points, eight boards, and five assists, while Art Aquino and Orlan Wamar added 12 points apiece for San Juan.

The Knights also made it rain from deep, shooting 17-of-33 from three-point distance.

On the other hand, Jeric Teng’s 31 points, nine rebounds, and six assists went down the drain. Pasig went down to 14-11, tied with Caloocan in the seventh spot also in the Northern Division.

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The Scores:

San Juan-Go for Gold (109) – Wilson 24, Ayonayon 18, Aquino 12, Clarito 12, Wamar 12, Rodriguez 7, Tajonera 6, Ubalde 4, Victoria 3, Subido 3, Bonifacio 2, Reyes 2, Isit 2, Estrella 2, Bunag 0

Pasig-Sta. Lucia (99) – Teng 31, Najorda 21, Nimes 17, Gotladera 13, Manalang 8, Mendoza 7, Velchez 2, Medina 0, Chavenia 0

Quarterscores: 25-23, 56-45, 80-69, 109-99

Story by Jonash Dannug
Photo by Thel Suliva