Liano’s Juan Gomez makes solid debut for Surabaya side

JUAN Gomez de Liaño had a rather quiet performance on his debut for the BBM CLS Knights as he took down Cambodia 100-58 in the ABL Pre-SEA Games Challenge on Tuesday at Liga Bali Arena.

Debut of Juan Gomez of Liano ABL

The Filipino goalie got the go-ahead to start and had six points, four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes of action in Indonesia.

Jaywuan Hill led the Knights with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Randy Bell had 16 points, 10 boards and six assists to earn Group B first blood.

Meanwhile, the Filipino clubs suffered losses in their respective campaigns in the invitational tournament.

MisOr Mustangs lost to Malaysia, 82-78, to suffer their first loss in Group A.

Mark Doligon had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Shaq Alanes had 16 points built on 4-of-7 shooting, and Gabby Espinas had a 13-point, 12-board double-double in the MisOr loss.

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Mac Baracael and Reil Cervantes both had 11 points apiece in the Mustangs’ loss.
It was an impressive performance for the Malaysians, with Wong Yi Hou, Ting Chun Hong and Tem Zhen Jie all scoring 17 apiece in the victory.

Zamboanga Valientes also found themselves on the wrong side of a 94-47 loss to Vietnam in Group B.

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Rene Cunanan topped Zamboanga with 13 points and two rebounds, while Durexx Diaz had 10 points and six rebounds.


Christian Juzang powered Vietnam with 21 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals as the Red and Gold continued their preparation for biennial games.

Corey Cilia added 15 points and four boards, as Tam Dinh contributed 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the back of the bench.

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