After a 59-point embarrassment yesterday vs Pampanga, La Union bounced back with a 110-92 crushing of Bulacan DF, Sunday in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go NBL Chairman’s Cup at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.
The PAOwer used a 32-point third quarter to build momentum, all while holding the Republicans to just 21 to establish a 12 point lead entering the payoff period, 80-68.
La Union then just traded baskets with Bulacan in the fourth, much to its advantage for a 6-2 win-loss record, tied with Muntinlupa for second.
Jayson Apolonio had an all-around game for the PAOwer with 24 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block.
Ervin Silverie, who was silenced last night, came back to his normal ways with 20 points, nine assists, and six rebounds off the bench.
Billy Boado went 7-of-9 from the field to finish with 18 points, five rebounds, four steals, three blocks, and two assists.
Gay Lord Pambid registered a double-double in just 20 minutes with 15 points and 13 assists.
Dominick Fajardo led the Republicans with 18 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds, but he shot just 2-of-11 from the charity stripe.
Jerick Sumampong also got 18 off the bench on an 8-of-12 clip as Bulacan sank to fourth place behind a 6-3 standing.
La Union 110 – Apolonio 24, Silverie 20, Agulan 18, Boado 18, Pambid 15, Maynes 8, Pascua 3, Caasi 2, Llona 2.
Bulacan DF 92 – Fajardo 18, Sumampong 18, Reyes E. 11, Reyes J. 10, Camua 10, Operio 8, Cruz 7, Batac 4, Andres 3, Celso 3, Maglalang 0, Moralejo 0.
Quarterscores: 26-23, 48-47, 80-68, 110-92.