by Jonas Terrado
Games Today (JCSGO Gym, Cubao)
2 p.m. – McDavid vs Go for Gold-CSB
4 p m. – St. Clare vs AMA
SMDC-National University (NU) wrapped up its campaign on a bright note after blasting University of Perpetual Help, 100-74, in the PBA D-League at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
Dave Ildefonso had 20 points, six rebounds and three assists while John Lloyd Clemente came off the bench to score 16 points as the Bulldogs ended their D-League with a 4-5 record after winning the last four matches.
The Bulldogs of coach Jamike Jarin started the tournament with five straight losses before claiming four straight victories.
The late surge proved to be too late as SMDC-NU fell short of securing a top four finish in the Foundation Group.
Tonton Peralta had 18 points but Perpetual finished with a 2-7 slate.
Meanwhile, Go for Gold-St. Benilde and St. Clare-Virtual Reality seek important wins against separate rivals at the same venue.
Go for Gold takes on lowly McDavid at 2 p.m. before St. Clare tackles AMA Online Education at 4 p.m.
St. Clare holds a 6-2 record while Go for Gold has a 5-3 slate to remain in contention for the three remaining quarterfinal slots in the Aspirants Group.