AARON Black put up another triple-double performance, leading the way as AMA routed Hazchem, 133-90, in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
The son of PBA great and current Meralco coach Norman Black had 45 points, 18 assists, and 12 rebounds as he tied Jeron Teng for the most number of triple-double performances in the developmental ranks with three.
That also marked the sixth-highest scoring game in PBA D-League history.
Black helped spark a 21-2 start and AMA went on to complete the quarterfinal cast from Group A.
AMA led by many as 47 points, 130-83, after a Franz Asuncion bucket that came off a Black assist with 34 seconds left to play.
"Si Aaron siguro hindi nabigyan ng chance noon pero kilala ko yang batang yan noon pa. Sinabi ko sa kanya na siya inaasahan ng team pero tinutulungan pa rin siya ng teammates niya, so team effort pa rin," said coach Mark Herrera.
Dennis Santos had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Luke Parcero had 18 points, while Alvin Fuentes and Michael De Leon added 11 markers apiece in the victory that enabled the Titans to lock up the fourth seed in the group with a 3-3 card.
"Pinaghandaan namin to kasi pag natalo kami may chance pa pumasok yung kalaban. Nagbigay din ng motivation yung may-ari ng AMA si Ambassador Amable Aguiluz V, birthday niya so gift namin 'to sa kanya," Herrera said.
Raymark Matias had 28 points and five rebounds to lead Hazchem, which ended its campaign with a 1-5 card.
Alexander Mohammad made 13 points as Marvin Moraga added 10 points and 10 boards for the Green Warriors.
AMA 133 - Black 45, Santos 20, Parcero 18, Fuentes 11, De Leon 11, Paras 7, Asuncion 5, Rodriguez 5, Alina 3, Austria 3, Tolentino 2, Catorce 2, Saor 1, Estibar 0, Limpin 0.
Hazchem 90 - Matias 28, Mohammad 13, Moraga 10, Trinidad 8, Torrado 7, Elmejrab 5, Arellano 5, Adviento 4, Glorioso 3, Serrano 2, Acain 2, Caparida 2, Ynion 1, Daguplo 0, Mendez 0.
Quarterscores: 31-9; 54-30; 86-50; 133-90.