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    Che’Lu notches back-to-back victories, keeps McDavid winless in D-League

    Mar 25, 2019
    Rey Suerte and five other Revellers score in double figures.
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta

    CHE'LU Bar and Grill seized control early and held on for a 109-99 win over McDavid on Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

    Rey Suerte posted a season-high 26 points on a 10-of-17 clip from the field on top of five rebounds, two assists and two blocks as the Revellers got their first back-to-back wins to rise to 3-1 in the Aspirants Group.

    The Cebuano scored six of the Revellers last eight points after McDavid closed in within eight, 101-93.

    Chris Dumapig added a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds off the bench as four others scored in double figures.

    Jessie Collado and Robbie Manalang both had 13 points, Sean Manganti got the ball rolling as he had 10 of his 11 in the first half, as Jhaps Bautista collected 10 points, eight assists and six boards.

    Che'Lu went on a 40-21 first quarter attack and had every answer to the cellar-dwellers' rallies, taking a lead as high as 29.

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    As happy as Revellers coach Stevenson Tiu is with the winning streak, he expressed his displeasure with his side's tendency to relax after taking big leads.

    "Kailangang i-address namin yun against stronger and faster teams. Siguro yun ang kailangan naming pagusapan next practice, dahil may tendency talaga kami na mag-relax," he said.

    Ex-pro Jerwin Gaco showed the way for McDavid with 20 points and eight rebounds, as Jason Melano also scored 20.

    McDavid stayed at the bottom of the standings at 0-4.

    The Scores:

    Che’Lu 109 - Suerte 26, Dumapig 15, Collado 13, R. Manalang 13, Manganti 11, Bautista 10, Siruma 5, Taganas 4, P. Manalang 4, Gabo 4, Bringas 3, Ng 1.

    McDavid 99 - Gaco 20, Melano 20, Martinez 17, Diputado 12, Escosio 11, Sorela 8, Caranguian 5, Villanueva 2, Monte 2, Lozada 0, Canada 0, Cruz 0, Pena 0.

    Quarterscores: 40-21; 69-49; 96-77; 109-99.

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    Rey Suerte and five other Revellers score in double figures.
    PHOTO: Dante Peralta
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