Carlo Lastimosa finished with 22 points, five rebounds and three assists as he continues to show his worth leading PC Gilmore Wizards beat Blackwater Elite, 92-75, at the San Andres Gym in the PBA’s D-League.
The win pushed the Wizards to solo second place in Group A with a 4-2 record, clinching them a quarterfinals berth.
The Wizards went on an early run, scoring the first eight points of the game but Blackwater battled back to tie the score at 39-all at the half.
Lastimosa then teamed up with Allan Mangahas in the third as PC Gilmore slowly created some distance from Blackwater. The Cagayan de Oro-born Lastimosa then made two spectacular offensive plays, first receiving an alley hoop pass from Mangahas then scored again on a turnaround teardrop shot that brought cheers from the crowd.
The Wizards then stretched their lead to 22, 89-67, late in the fourth period.
PC Gilmore 92 – Lastimosa 22, Mangahas 20, Vidal 17, Magbanua 8, Sarangay 6, Cortes 6, Agas 5,
Acosta 3, Almazan 2, Parala 2, Dysam 1, Sinco 0, McCoy 0, Sorongon 0.
Blackwater 75 – Mazo 25, Celeda 14, Ciriacruz 9, Ablaza 6, Acidre 4, Lapuz 4, Caperal 4, Belorio
4, Zulueta 3, Saret 2, Del Rosario 0, Ihalas 0.
Quarters: 23-18; 39-39; 68-55; 92-75.