Ronald Pascual makes successful comeback as Pampanga deals with Stan D4’s 67-point rout
Ronald Pascual made a successful return to basketball, helping Pampanga destroy Stan District 4 by 67, 136-69 on Saturday during the 2021 NBL Chooks-to-Go President’s Cup at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.
Pascual, who last played in the PBA in 2018 and has been on a downward spiral ever since, made his Delta debut, proving the shooter in him is still there.
The 1/3 Pinatubo Trip produced 15 points, all from behind the arc, alongside two rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes of play.
Leading by just eight points, the Delta lit their jets in the second period, scoring 34 points while putting the pincers on the SparTANs, keeping them just eight points, to enter halftime by 34, 61-27.
The defending champions widened their lead even further in the third quarter, edging Quezon 36-14, entering the fourth by an insurmountable 56 points, 97-41.
Michael Garcia scored 24 points, six rebounds, six steals and five rebounds as Pampanga rose to 4-1.
Encho Serrano, who started the game after coming off the bench in his last four games, scored 18 points on an effective 8 of 11 shot, to go with 11 rebounds and five assists.
Levi Hernandez flirted with a triple-double with 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in just 19 minutes of rushing time, while Mark Dyke had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Kim Penohermoso scored for the SparTANs, dropping 18 points, but committed a record seven turnovers as his team fell to 1-5.
Jared Sevilla scored 15 points and 10 rebounds but was also sloppy with the ball with five turnovers.
The Delta will be back tomorrow, facing the Paranaque at 6 p.m.
The notes :
Pampanga 136 – Garcia 24, Serrano 18, Hernandez 16, Pascual R. 15, Dyke 14, Gania 13, Yong 10, David 9, Pascual D. 5, Santos J. 4, Liangco 4, Santos R. 2, Manaloto 2.
Stan 4 69 – Penohermoso 18, Guiab 16, Seville 15, Tec 5, Lim 4, Mira 3, Roa 3, Villaplana 3, Capistrano 2, Espinas 0, Sangalang 0.
Quarters: 27-19, 61-27, 97-41, 136-69.