Hawkeyes one win away from outright semis berth after rout of Heavy Bombers
Andres Cahilig and the Hawkeyes tighten their grip on the top spot. PBA D-League Images

CIGNAL-San Beda had a scintillating start and routed Jose Rizal University, 94-50, on Thursday in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The Hawkeyes overpowered the Bombers, 28-13, in the first period and improved their win-loss record to 7-1, one win away from clinching an outright semifinals berth.

Robert Bolick led Cignal-San Beda with 16 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Ben Adamos and Andres Cahilig scored 11 points apiece.

JRU fell to a 3-4 card.

"I'm just happy with the way we played today. We really limited Tey Teodoro and Paolo Pontejos," said Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez.

The Hawkeyes built a 24-point lead, 40-16, in the second period.

Abdel Poutouochi was the lone bright spot for the Heavy Bombers as the big man finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.

The scores:

Cignal 94 - Bolick 16, Adamos 11, Cahilig 11, Perkins 9, Oftana 8, Tongco 8, Bringas 7, Mocon 7, Potts 6, Batino 4, Villarias 4, Raymundo 2, Presbitero 1, Arboleda 0.

JRU 50 - Poutouochi 10, Grospe 7, Dela Virgen 6, Pontejos 4, Amboludto 3, Bautista 3, Bulawan 3, Estrella 3, Mate 3, Astilla 2, Bordon 2, Lasquety 2, Teodoro 2, Sawat 0.

Quarterscores: 28-13; 49-26; 70-37; 94-50.


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