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Motivated to atone for its first defeat of the tourney, Racal clobbered Topstar ZC Mindanao, 102-83, Tuesday in the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.
Still licking their wounds from the close 83-79 defeat to Cafe France last Thursday, the Tile Masters guards made sure they will deliver this time out as Jonathan Grey carried the fight with 20 points, eight coming in a second quarter breakaway, to go with three rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Philip Paniamogan went 6 of 8 from the field to end up with 16 markers, while Joseph Terso waxed hot on 3-of-5 three-point shooting for 13 points.
Racal bucked its poor start to blast the Aguilas in the second period, pulling away with a 29-point explosion to take a 51-38 halftime lead on the way to 86-55 midway in the fourth.
“We still had a poor start in today’s game. The difference lang is we were able to recover and we had more energy in the second quarter,” said coach Caloy Garcia.,
RACAL 102 – Grey 20, Paniamogan 16, Terso 13, Maiquez 11, Javier 10, Robles 9, Ortuoste 8, Celiz 4, Corpuz 4, Neypes 3, Banal 2, Gabawan 1, Ruaya 1, McCarthy 0.
TOPSTAR ZC 83 – Cawaling 22, Argamino 15, Cabrera 12, Garcia 11, Julkipli 8, Acosta 5, Jumao-as 5, Dadjilul 2, Rono 2, Ignacio 1, Ongteco 0, Rivera 0, Sarangay 0, Tano 0.
Quarters: 22-25, 51-38, 74-55, 102-83.