Caida withstands Wang's gallant stand to get solo lead


By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--Caida survived a late push by Wang's and took a 110-106 win in the nightcap of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup doubleheader on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Up by as much as 15 points in the third quarter, the Tile Masters saw their lead being slowly erased by the Couriers, and the latter forced a 97-all tie.

But five straight points from Jason Perkins proved to be the pivotal plays for Caida as it reclaimed the lead and never lost hold of it in the end.

Perkins backstopped Jio Jalalon in scoring as he tallied 19 points even as the latter led the Tile Masters, who are now solely on top of the team standings at 3-0, with 22.

James Mangahas, John Montemayor, and Francis Munsayac each had 18 points for the Couriers.

Box Scores:

Caida Tiles 110- Jalalon 22, Perkins 19, Grey 17, Javier 10, Robles 10, Nambatac 9, Maiquez 8, Gabawan 4, Terso 4, Lozada 3, Carbrera 2, Pscual 2, Corpuz 0

Wangs Basketball 106 -- Mangahas 18, Jo. Montemayor 18, Munsayac 18, Publico 15, Capacio 12, Bautista 9, Ilad 5, Vijandre 4, Namocatcat 3, Tumalip 3, Banal 1, Pascual 0, Je. Montemayor 0

Quarterscores: 28-24, 52-47, 71-71, 110-106

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