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CafeFrance storms to 3rd straight victory

Games Tuesday
(The Arena, San Juan)
2 p.m. – Phoenix vs UP-QRS
4 p.m. – AMA vs NU-BDO

CafeFrance continued its killing spree in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup as it handed UP – QRS/Jam Liner its first defeat in the tournament with a 94-73 wire to wire victory yesterday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The Bakers got off to an 11-0 start, a lead they never relinquished as they continued to pile up the points, even at one point taking a 27 point lead, 74-47 in the second half.

Five players breached double-digits for coach Egay Macaraya led by former Far Eastern University stalwart Carl Bryan Cruz who finished with 15 points.

The win allowed the Bakers to move to 3-0 and tie Caida at the top of the standings.

“The boys played very well. Na-execute nila yung game plan. We had a very good start and biglang nawala yung laro yung UP. Credit to the boys talaga,” said Macaraya.

Rod Ebondo had another steady performance with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

In the other game, Tanduay smothered Mindanao, 95-56.

The Scores:
CAFEFRANCE 94 – Cruz 15, De Leon 14, Ebondo 14, Zamar 11, Abundo 10, Opiso 6, Villahermosa 6, Jeruta 5, Manlangit 5, Celso 4, Arim 2, Casino 2, Anunciacion 0.

UP QRS/JAM LINER 73 – Aguilar 14, Ferrer 13, Baloria 12, Alolino 7, Batino 6, Moralde 5, Soyud 5, Dario 4, Neypes 3, Asilum 2, Desiderio 2, Sorela 0, Vito 0.

Quarters: 29-12; 51-35; 80-57; 94-73.

TANDUAY 95 – Belencion 18, Santos 14, Lingganay 12, Tagarda 12, Eriobu 8, Gotladera 7, Javillonar 6, Celda 4, Koga 4, Wetherell 4, Cenal 2, Llagas 2, Lo 2, Pessumal 0.

MINDANAO 56 – Garcia 11, Ongteco 11, Acibar 6, Sarangay 6, Ignacio 5, Jumao-as 5, Villanueva 5, Ferrer 3, Nalos 2, Rivera 2, Navarro 0, Rublico 0, Wetherell 0.

Quarters: 31-17; 53-30; 75-34; 95-56.

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