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Hapee notches first win after walloping LiverMarin

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Hapee finally showed its championship form after handing LiverMarin a 50-74 beating in their PBA D-League Foundation Cup clash at the JCSGO Gym on Monday.

The Fresh Fighters, who led for most of the game, pulled away in the second half against the Stags and never looked back to claim their first victory and bounce back from an upset loss to the Jumbo Plastic Giants.

Troy Rosario led Hapee's offensive charge with 20 points, 16 in the first half, while Scottie Thompson scored 11 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out six assists.

Jovit Dela Cruz top scored for LiverMarin, which fell to its third straight loss, with eight markers.

Box Scores:

Hapee 74—Rosario 20, Thompson 11, Newsome 11, Romero 11, Bringas 8, Long 6, Villahermosa 3, Hayes 2, Lopez 2, Elorde 0, Gamboa 0, Gabo 0

Livermarin-San Sebastian 50—Dela Cruz 8, Bangga 7, Balucanag 6, Ignacio 5, De Vera 5, Ortouste 5, Guinto 4, Mag-isa 4, Fabian 2, Calisaan 2, Rios 1, Laude 1, Costelo 0, Santos 0

Quarterscores: 23-14, 36-25, 56-32, 74-50