Cagayan Valley overcomes Jerramy King's 40-point night, beats AMA University to reach D-League semifinals
Don Trollano comes up with a huge double-double to power the Rising Suns to the semifinals. Jerome Ascano

DON Trollano had 31 points and 10 rebounds, scoring the final seven points of the game, as Cagayan Gerry’s advanced to the semifinals with a 107-103 win over AMA University in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.

Trollano closed out the game in style, singlehandedly overcoming a 100-103 deficit to enable the third-seeded Rising Suns to gain entry to the semifinals where they will face Cafe France in a best-of-three showdown.

AMA’s Jerramy King scored the most points in PBA D-League history with 40. The previous record was 36, set by Air21-Jose Rizal University’s Byron Villarias two years ago.

After James Martinez gave AMA a 103-100 lead, Trollano buried a triple to tie the game before converting on a driving basket for a 105-103 advantage with 51.1 seconds left in the extra period.

Trollano also hit two free throws with 5.1 ticks to play to settle the final score.

Michael Mabulac had a double-double, scoring 25 points and hauling down 17 rebounds for the Rising Suns.

Jay-R Taganas played the whole 45 minutes of the game and had 11 points and 23 rebounds for sixth seed AMA.


The scores:

Cagayan Gerry’s (107) —Trollano 31, Mabulac 25, Melano 13, Dilay 11, Tayongtong 6, Galliguez 5, Santos 4, Rogado 4, Magat 4, Austria 2, Celada 2, Salamat 0.

AMA (103) — King 40, Martinez 18, Maiquez 15, Taganas 11, Asuncion 10, Tampus 9, Jordan 0, Terso 0.

Quarterscores: 25-27; 56-47; 79-79; 96-96; 107-103.


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