The Columbian Dyip is no longer win-less in this mid-season tourney as they demolished the NLEX Road Warriors, 120-105.
Dyip’s top overall pick of last year’s PBA Draft CJ Perez logged a career-high of 39 points. Apart from that he also had a career-high in his three-point shooting as he sank seven out of his eight attempts.
Columbian’s import Kyle Barone who was reported that he’s playing on his final game with the Dyip scored 31 points along with his 8 rebounds.
From the get-go it was all Columbian Dyip as they started the first quarter with an 11-0 blast. Though the Road Warriors able to recover at the final buzzer of the opening period and cut the lead to only two points, 24-22.
Then on the third quarter, CJ Perez did heat check after heat check and indeed he was on fire as he drilled four three pointers and only missed once.
His hot shooting went contagious as his teammates like Reden Celda, Kyle Barone and Eric Camson joined the long-distance shooting barrage.
NLEX unable to answer back on that surging run by their opponent. Instead, JP Erram rolled his ankle and was pulled out and never return in the game.
Tony Mitchell tried to wake up his team with several thunderous dunks including a 360 degress slam but the chemistry isn’t there yet.
Mitchell led NLEX with his 32 points and 16 rebounds production while Philip Paniamogoan chipped in with 18 points.
Columbian vs NLEX Box Score
Quarters: 24-22 | 53-39 | 93-67 | 120-105
Dyip (120) – Perez 39, Barone 31, Corpuz 18, McCarthy 12, Camson 7, Calvo 6, Celda 5, Cahilig 2
Road Warriors (105) – Mitchell 32, Paniamogan 18, Tiongson 12, Soyud 12, Monfort 9, Baguio 8, Rios 4, Erram 4, Ighalo 3, Galanza 3
Quarterscores: 24-22, 53-39, 93-67, 120-105.