Gary David socres 42 points to lift Tigers past Boosters 108-94.
The scoring champ showed his supremacy in the court, scoring a career best 42 points and most importantly coming back to life from his previous game where he only scored 7 points against B-Meg last Wednesday, his lowest output in the last five conferences.
Gary David was in the zone, shooting 4-of-6 from beyond the arc, 11-of-13 from the two point field goal and 8-of-10 from the line. It was just an amazing performance for the scoring champ, who single-handedly carried his team and demolished the Boosters.
“We made sure Gary’s mind is right in trying to understand that we’ll be by his side whatever
happens. Whether he makes his shots or not, we’re with him,” said Coach Bo Perasol of Powerade Tigers.
David was hitting all cylinders early in game, engaging a shoot-out duel with Spiderman, Arwind Santos of Petron Blaze Boosters. However the do-it-all forward was ejected of the game after being called for flagrant foul penalty 2 againts Rick Calimag with just 3:14 seconds left in the game.
It was a closed game coming into the fourth quarter, when suddenly Powerade Tigers made a run to grab the lead. Spearheading the run were rookies, JV Casio, Chris Lutz and Gary David, who scored 14 points in the fourth quarter including the seven straight baskets that gave them the lead for good.
Leading the way for the Boosters was Arwind Santos with 23 points and 10 rebounds before stepping out of the court. Alex Cabagnot, who suffered a cut on lips after he collide face-first in the arms of Romel Adocul, scored 22 points and dishing out 13 assists. Danny Ildefonso added 9 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.
The Boosters can’t pull out their act together as they just can’t find a way to stop Gary David from hitting the shots.
JV Casio, the top rookie pick, still not able to show his explosiveness, but was very instrumental in their fourth quarter run.
With the win, the Tigers are now tied with the Boosters at fifth place with 3-3 win-loss card.
Powerade caught up with Petron at fifth place at 3-3, two full games behind the pacesetting Rain or
Shine Elasto Painters (5-1).
POWERADE 108 – David 42, Kramer 18, Lingganay 11, Lassiter 11, Calimag 9, Casio 6, Antonio 4,
Anthony 3, Vanlandingham 2, Crisano 2, Adducul 0.
PETRON 94 – Santos 23, Cabagnot 22, Lutz 15, Ildefonso 9, Agustin 6, Sharma 6, Yeo 5, Miranda 4,
Guevarra 2, Reyes 2, Doruelo 0, Baclao 0.