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    Cawaling drops 48 as Hyperwash outduels La Salle Araneta for back-to-back wins

    Aug 19, 2019
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    HYPERWASH rode JR Cawaling's hot hands as it scored a 144-138 victory over skidding McDavid-La Salle Araneta Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

    The former Smart Gilas forward unleashed a conference-best 48 points, to go with seven assists and three rebounds off the bench to guide the Vipers to back-to-back wins.

    His scoring outburst is now the second-most in PBA D-League history, behind James Martinez's 58 points for AMA Online Education in the 2016 Aspirants' Cup.

    Mac Montilla added a double-double with his 28 points and 12 rebounds, as Lord Casajeros unfurled 24 points, four boards, and two assists.

    "Scoring-wise, vindicated kami kasi kung titingnan mo yung line up namin on paper, malakas siya eh," said coach Joel Palapal as his side shot 55-percent from the field.

    "Ngayon, iwo-work namin yung depensa. Kasi yung binigay naming puntos, talagang mataas. Hopefully makabawi kami sa depensa sa next game."

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    Jeric Fortuna quarterbacked Hyperwash with his 15 points, 10 assists, five steals, and four rebounds, while Arvie Bringas also had 15 points and eight boards in this high-scoring affair which smashed a number of PBA D-League records.

    Hyperwash's 144 points is the most points scored in a game, topping Tanduay's previous mark in its 141-65 domination of Zark's Burger back in the 2017 Foundation Cup.

    The 138 points scored by McDavid-La Salle Araneta is also the most points for a losing team, eclipsing the previous high of 106, both set by Cagayan, in a 107-106 loss to Racal in the 2015 Foundation Cup, and Wangs, in a 110-106 defeat to Caida in the 2016 Aspirants' Cup.

    Both teams combining for 282 points also bested the previous high set in Racal's 140-90 triumph over Zark's Burger in the 2017 Foundation Cup.

    More than anything, the Vipers boosted their chance of advancing to the quarterfinals with their even 2-2 slate, while keeping the Stallions winless through three games.

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    Nigerian big man Henry Iloka gave his all for McDavid-La Salle Araneta with 43 points, 26 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.

    Clark Bautista and James Mangahas both added 15 each in the defeat.

    The Scores:

    HYPERWASH 144 -- Cawaling 48, Montilla 28, Casajeros 24, Fortuna 15, Bringas 15, Dadjilul 8, Mirza 2, De Ocampo 2, Ferrer 2, Julkipli 0, Cariaga 0.

    MCDAVID-LA SALLE ARANETA 138 -- Iloka 43, Bautista 15, Mangahas 15, Balbuena 13, Acosta 9, Lorenzo 9, Doroteo 8, Batungbakal 8, Briones 6, Medina 4, Correche 4, Pena 3, Esteban 1.

    Quarters: 30-39, 68-59, 94-100, 144-138.

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