Cagayan Valley completes sweep of eliminations with 38-point drubbing of Wangs Basketball
Don Trollano forces a shot as he slices through the defense of Wangs Basketball’s Macky Acosta and John Montemayor. Dante Peralta

CAGAYAN Valley completed a sweep of the elimination round with a 104-66 win over Wangs Basketball on Monday in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Marikina Sports Center.

Jason Melano had a game-high 23 points for the Rising Suns, who finished the eliminations with an 11-0 win-loss record.

Abel Galliguez added 12 while Don Trollano scored 11 for Cagayan Valley, which last week secured the No. 1 spot with an 80-77 victory over Hapee.

Cagayan Valley will face the winner of the Jumbo Plastic-Cebuana Lhuillier quarterfinal tiff that starts on Thursday.

The Giants own a twice-to-beat edge over the Gems being the fourth-seed.

Wangs ended up with a 2-9 slate.

The scores:

Cagayan Valley (104) – Melano 23, Galliguez 12, Trollano 11, Dilay 9, Mabulac 9, Tautuaa 8, Olayon 6, Celeda 6, Capacio 6, Austria 5, Santos 4, Tayongtong 3, Flores 2, Salamat 0.

Wangs Basketball (66) – Montuano 14, Vijandre 10, Purdy 9, Acosta 8, Montemayor 7, Morillo 6, Ferrer 4, Lina 3, Pontejos 2, Arambulo 2, Acuna 1, Morales 0.

Quarterscores: 16-9; 45-30; 73-49; 104-66.


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