Cignal downs Tanduay for win number one
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 01, 2017 07:56 PM
Cignal HD learned its lessons from its past defeat and roared back with an 89-63 bounce back victory against Tanduay, Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Arena in Pasig.
Ex-pro Oping Sumalinog went on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc to wind up with 15 points and leadthe Hawkeyes who shot 9-of-21 from rainbow country.
Raymar Jose contributed 13 markers, seven rebounds, and three assists while Jason Perkins poured 11 points, four boards, and two assists for Cignal as it rebounded from its 86-84 loss against Flying V last Thursday.
“We’re really happy with the way the players reacted with our motivation to them,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “We know we had a won game last game, but we lost it and I really appreciate what the players did today. They practiced hard for the last four days and we hope that we can be very solid in terms of our teamwork.”
The Rhum Masters went on a 4-0 start early, but the Hawkeyes replied with 10 straight points to gain the lead and race to a 30-16 lead which further extended to 29, 77-48, early in the fourth period.
Jaymo Eguilos paced Tanduay with 10 points and six rebounds while Von Tambeling got 10 in the defeat.
In the first game, Mac Tallo went on a blaze as Racal Motors kickstarted its PBA D-League campaign with a 118-100 thumping of AMA Online Education.
The Cebuano guard unfurled 15 of his 20 points in the first half and went on a 4-of-9 shooting from threes to carry the Alibaba to the 18-point rout. He also dished four assists and hauled three rebounds off the bench.
“Impressive si Mac sa first game nya sa amin. I hope he continues to do that,” said coach Jerry Codiñera.
However, the victory wasn’t the work of Tallo alone, as Racal started the game on fire, going 13-of-17 in the first quarter to erect a 36-16 lead, which ballooned to 31, 106-75, with 6:49 remaining.
Janus Lozada chipped in 17 markers while Jam Cortez got 15 points and five boards for the Alibaba.
“Syempre masaya kami. Very crucial yung first win lalo na para sa amin na nag-overhaul ng buong team. We’ll just make our adjustments along the way,” said Codiñera.
Mario Bonleon led AMA Online Education with 31 points and 12 rebounds, but went on an 8-of-20 clip from the field, including a dismal 0-of-8 shooting from threes.
Daniel Salonga also got 20 markers and four boards while Renzo Subido had 11 in the losing effort.
RACAL MOTORS 118 - Tallo 20, Lozada 17, Cortez 15, Salado 13, Ayonayon 12, Faundo 9, Capacio 9, Dela Cruz 7, Apreku 6, Mangahas 4, Grimaldo 2, Bulawan 2, Abrigo 2, Cabrera 0.
AMA 100 - Bonleon 31, Salonga 20, Subido 11, Teodoro 9, Pontejos 8, Villanueva 7, Jordan 4, Bragais 4, Celso 4, Grospe 2, Carpio 0, Calma 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 36-16, 66-43, 94-73, 118-100.
CIGNAL HD 89 - Sumalinog 15, Jose 13, Perkins 11, Potts 10, Bringas 8, Arong 5, Villarias 5, Batino 5, Atkins 4, Raymundo 3, Arboleda 3, Bartolo 3, Sara 2, Cahilig 2.
TANDUAY 63 - Eguilos 10, Tambeling 10, Alvarez 8, Sanga 8, Palma 7, Santos 5, Varilla 4, Vigil 4, Gaco 3, Villamor 2, Taganas 1, Sollano 1, Acidre 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 30-16, 48-31, 69-46, 89-63.