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PBA D-League: iWalk uses big 4th quarter to down Hazchem

Jasper Parker of iWalk soars to the hoop against Hazchem. PBA Media Bureau

MANILA, Philippines – IWalk caught fire in the fourth quarter to blast Hazchem, 90-76, and claim its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Monday at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

Wowie Escosio scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half, playing a big role in the Chargers’ breakaway in the fourth quarter. IWalk scored 16 unanswered points in the payoff period to turn a 64-62 deficit into a 78-64 lead with 3:25 to play.

Escosio added 6 rebounds, as iWalk rose to 1-1 in Group A.

Jasper Parker added 12 points and 6 boards, while JM Cruz tallied a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds on top of 5 assists, 5 steals, and 2 blocks. Bernie Bregondo had 10 points and 9 rebounds.

It was the first head coaching victory for Jonas Villanueval, who was all smiles after the final buzzer.

“Nakakapanibago din,” he said. “Malaking bagay ito dahil nabunutan ako ng malaking tinik. Ako as a coach, I’m trying to develop the team while also trying to learn as a coach.”

Raymark Matias powered the Green Warriors with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Kris Torrado had 11 points, six boards, and four assists.

Hazchem absorbed its second straight defeat to drop to 1-2.

The scores:

IWALK 90 — Escosio 22, Parker 12, Cruz 10, Bregondo 10, Canada 9, Mangahas 8, Belencion 8, Ac. Inigo 6, Ax. Inigo 5, Lozada 0, Taguinod 0.

HAZCHEM 76 — Matias 15, Torrado 11, Moraga 10, Caparida 9, Trinidad 9, Eman 7, Sicat 5, Serrano 3, Elmejrab 2, Arellano 2, Ynion 2, Acain 0, Daguplo 0, Mohammad 0.

Quarters: 12-18, 32-35, 53-55, 90-76.

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