Taganas scores game-winning shot as AMA downs Tanduay Light

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Jay-R Taganas showed he can be effective offensively a game after going for a PBA D-League record 29 rebounds as he knocked down the go-ahead basket to push AMA to a 76-74 win against Tanduay Light in their Foundation Cup meeting Monday at the JCSGO Gym.

Taganas received the pass from Oda Tampus and nailed a short jumper with 2.2 seconds left as the Titans completed a comeback from an early 16-point deficit to move up to a 2-1 record.

Taganas only grabbed 11 boards this time but he scored 17 points all in all including the marginal basket. Dexter Maiquez also had a double-double as he chipped in 14 points and ten rebounds.

Roi Sumang led the Rhum Masters, who fell to 1-2, with 13 markers.

Box Scores:

AMA 76—Taganas 17, Maiquez 14, Tampus 11, Martinez 11, Arellano 9, Sison 8, Terso 3, King 3, Angeles 0

Tanduay Light 74—Sumang 13, Escueta 11, Mariano 11, Jumao-as 9, Ilagan 6, Mandani 5, Santos 4, Belencion 4, Foronda 3, Tagarda 2, Cenal 2, Rono 2, Dela Paz 2, Eriobu 0

Quarterscores: 11-27, 37-39, 58-56, 76-74