Gamboa Coffee cruises past listless Mila's Lechon for back-to-back wins
Trevis Jackson crosses up his defender. Dante Peralta

GAMBOA Coffee Mix-St. Clare racked up its second straight win after beating Mila's Lechon, 70-58, in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The Coffee Lovers raced off to a 17-10 start and sustained steam the rest of the way to improve to a 2-1 win-loss record, adding to the woes of the Mighty Roasters.

Mila's Lechon has dropped all three games so far in the opening conference.

Trevis Jackson led Gamboa anew with 19 points and five rebounds, while Aris Dionisio pumped in 14 markers and four boards.

"Yung mga bata na-underestimate yung kalaban kaya medyo yung lamang naging maiksi," said Gamboa coach Jinino Manansala.

"Every game dapat ibigay yung best. Kaya nila layuan ng 30 yan eh. Baka nanibago sa oras." 

Axel Iñigo erupted with 23 points to go with seven rebounds and the same number of assists for the Mighty Roasters.

Mark Montuano added 12 markers and 12 boards.


The Scores:

GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 70 — Jackson 19, Dionisio 15, Rubio 10, Pare 8, Rebugio 8, Bitoon 4, Ambuludto 3, Hallare 2, Acuno 1, Catura 0.

MILA’S LECHON 70 — 58 — Iñigo 23, Montuano 12, Ng 9, Delfinado 5, Acibar 2, Derige 2, Parala 2, Sarangay 2, Padilla 1, Bellosillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Deles 0, Herradura 0.

Quarterscores: 17-10, 33-17, 57-29, 70-58. 

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