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Tanduay bludgeons Mindanao for first win

Joseph Eriobu scored eight points in Tanduay's lopsided win. PBA (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Tanduay finally jumped out of the cellar of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup after getting the better of a 95-56 result over Mindanao on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena for its first win.

The Rhum Masters put on a tear against the Aguilas from the opening tip and even stifled them in the third quarter, limiting them to only four points in the period, for the seamless ride to the victory.

Jaypee Belencion tallied 18 points on four treys, four rebounds, three assists, and one block, while Adi Santos converted all of his seven field goals to close out with 14 points along with seven rebounds for Tanduay.

Dexter Garcia and J.R. Ongteco each tallied 11 markers for Mindanao, which remained winless after three games.

On the other hand, Ryan Wetherell got the better of brother Taylor in scoring as the former made four points for the Rhum Masters and the latter was scoreless for the Aguilas.

Box Scores:

Tanduay 95-Belencion 18, Santos 14, Tagarda 12, Lingganay 12, Eriobu 8, Gotladera 7, Javillonar 6, Wetherell 4, Celda 4, Koga 4, Llagas 2, Lo 2, CeƱal 2, Pessumal 0

Mindanao 56-Garcia 11, Ongteco 11, Sarangay 6, Acibar 6, Ignacio 5, Jumao-as 5, Villanueva 5, Ferrer 3, Nalos 2, Rivera 2, Rublico 0, Wetherell 0, Navarro 0

Quarterscores: 31-17, 53-30, 75-34, 95-56

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