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Gems bludgeon Warriors, 118-78

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Cebuana Lhuillier wasted no time in blasting MP Hotel with a 118-78 rout in their PBA D-League Foundation Cup match at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday.

The Gems led the Warriors from wire to wire to get a more impressive win than their previous one, a nail-biting 86-85 win versus the Cafe France Bakers on Monday.

Jackson Corpuz sizzled this time for Cebuana as he tallied 26 points, while Norbert Torres and Almond Vosotros added 15 each. Moala Tautuaa, who had 34 against Cafe France, had a quiet 11 markers this time.

Jopher Custodio led MP Hotel, which suffered its second straight blowout loss, with 17 points.

Box Scores:

Cebuana Lhuillier 118—Corpuz 26, Torres 15, Vosotros 15, Enciso 14, Tautuaa 11, A. Mangahas 9, Zamar 9, Acibar 5, Marata 3, J. Mangahas 3, Bautista 3, Sarangay 3, Acosta 2, Lopez 0

MP Hotel-Letran 78—Custodio 17, Colina 12, Nambatac 12, Escosio 9, Mendoza 8, Pacquiao 5, Calvo 4, Luib 3, Yaya 2, Quinto 2, Magat 2, Dela Pena 2, Yusop 0

Quarterscores: 30-13; 60-38; 87-58; 118-78.