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Go for Gold-CSB gets second straight win, AMA clips Batangas-EAC in 2OT

Go for Gold-CSB made it two straight wins with a 101-92 trouncing of Che'Lu Bar and Grill in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

Roosevelt Adams and Justin Gutang conspired in helping the Scratchers rise to a 3-3 win-loss record in the Aspirants Group.

Adams topped his side with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists, while Gutang remained as deadly with his 20 points, four assists, three boards, and two steals.

"I like how we battled and stayed composed. We were down early in the game and we were able to execute," said coach Charles Tiu.

Adams and Gutang joined forces in the killer 14-0 tear between the final two frames to turn a 63-59 deficit to a 73-63 lead as Go for Gold-CSB used that to erupt for 37 in the fourth period.

Clement Leutcheu just missed out on a double-double with his 15 points and nine rebounds, Yankie Haruna added 15 points, eight boards, and four assists, and Unique Naboa had 11 for the Scratchers.

The loss ended Che'Lu's two-game winning run to fall to 3-2.

Jhaps Bautista was seemingly the lone bright spot for the Revellers as he wound up with 26 points in the loss.

In the second game, AMA Online Education proved to be more poised in the endgame as it downed Batangas-EAC, 122-119, in double overtime.

Franky Johnson scored the final nine points for the Titans as they dispatched the gritty Generals to finally end their three-game losing slide.

The Fil-Am swingman collected 37 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals to star for AMA to provide support for Joshua Munzon, who dropped 38 points, 16 boards, seven dimes, and six steals in the win.

Munzon almost won the game for the Titans twice, but muffed on his chances as he lost the ball late in regulation before missing on another shot in the first overtime.

But Johnson took the cudgels late as he broke the 113-all deadlock with 1:43 to play to secure the victory.

Ryan Arambulo nabbed a double-double with his 18 points, 12 rebounds, and three steals, as Embons Bonleon got 11 points and eight boards off the bench for AMA.

The Titans improved to 2-3 in the Aspirants Group, while sending the valiant Batangas-EAC to its fourth straight loss to fall to 1-5.

Earvin Mendoza and Cedric de Joya powered the Generals with 26 points each.