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Caida mauls Phoenix-FEU despite Belo's 41


By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--Caida vented ire on Phoenix-FEU and cruised to a 108-91 win in their PBA D-League Aspirants Cup clash at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Monday night.

Coming off a devastating loss to the Cafe France-CEU Bakers last week, the Tile Masters bounced back in fashion by pulling away for good in the final stages of the second quarter and not letting Mac Belo get some help despite setting a new league record in points.

Jio Jalalon led six Caida players in double figures with 21 points along with eight rebounds, six assists, and two steals. The team overall played fluid basketball by dishing out 23 assists.

Belo ended up with 41 points, five rebounds, one assist, and one steal for Phoenix-FEU, which lost for the first time in the tournament, leaving Cafe France the only unbeaten club left.

Box Scores:

Caida Tiles 108–Jalalon 21, Paniamogan 19, Perkins 12, Grey 11, Nambatac 11, Terso 9, Ruaya 7, Cabrera 3, Gabawan 3, Robles 2, Corpuz 0, Lozada 0, Maiquez 0

Phoenix-FEU 91–Belo 41, Pogoy 13, Tolomia 13, Jose 9, Ru. Escoto 6, Tamsi 3, Ri EScoto 2, Inigo 2, Mendoza 2, Dennison 0, Elmejrab 0, Yu 0

Quarterscores: 19-20, 52-36, 84-61, 108-91

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