Kent Salado posts double-double as Sta. Lucia outplays Jumbo Plastic in PCBL

KENT Salado had 22 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and four steals as Sta. Lucia Realty beat Jumbo Plastic, 87-75, on Sunday in the PCBL Chairman’s Cup at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.

The Realtors bounced back from a loss to Foton and improved its win-loss record to 2-1 for solo second behind undefeated Mighty Sports.

Mighty Sports dumped Euro-Med, 81-63, to stay unscathed.

“Masyado kaming kumpiyansa sa Foton, and as a coach, it’s my fault,” said Sta. Lucia coach Bonnie Garcia.

“About our import, we’re still having difficulty adjusting with him, kaya most of the time hindi ko na ginamit,” Garcia said about import Landry Sanjo, who scored two points in 17 minutes of play.

The Realtors shot 40 percent from beyond the arc, with Jett Vidal hitting four 3-pointers and ex-pro JR Cawaling making three of seven attempts.

Big man Wowie Escosio scored 17 points and seven rebounds while keeping Jumbo Plastic import Alwell Oraeme out of his comfort zone, the former Mapua Cardinals held to just nine points. The tournament is supported by Spalding, Ambucore, Hahn Manila, LGR and Gerry’s Grill.

The scores:

First Game

Mighty Sports 81 – Akhuetie 22, Banal 18, Ravena 17, Wongchuking 6, Oktubre 4, Montilla 2, Regalado 2, Celada 2, Lopez 2, A. Bringas 2, Villafranca 2, M. Bringas 2, Mangahas 0, Melocoton 0, Gonzaga 0.

Euro Med 63 – Tajonera 11, Almario 10, Gil 9, Sollano 9, Adeogun 6, Custodio 5, Salcedo 4, Galanza 4, Quinto 3, Saitanan 2, Luib 0, Raymundo 0, Capacio 0.

Quarterscores: 19-13; 38-27; 63-43; 81-63.

Second Game

Sta. Lucia 87 – Salado 22, Escosio 17, Vidal 12, Cawaling 11, Bangga 10, Romero 5, Ilagan 4, Sanjo 2, Bautista 2, Koga 2, Castanarez 0.

Jumbo Plastic 75 – Martinez 23, Viernes 14, Oraeme 9, Lopez 7, Arellano 7, Siruma 5, Taganas 3, Mandani 2, Padilla 2, Santos 2, Eguilos 1, Ibay 0.

Quarterscores: 21-20; 47-33; 71-57; 87-75.

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