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Phoenix rolls over AMA to reclaim solo lead


By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG--Phoenix wasted no time in pummeling AMA and took a 109-70 win in the nightcap of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup doubleheader at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday.

The Accelerators took an early 20-4 lead and never looked back to regain the sole possession of the top spot in the team standings.

Mike Tolomia tallied a triple-double of 23 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists, while RR Pogoy added 20 points on six triples for Phoenix, which once again established a gap from Cafe France-CEU, which won in the curtain raiser against Blu-Malaysia.

James Martinez scored 15 markers for AMA, which slipped to 1-5.

Box Scores:

Phoenix 109-Tolomia 23, Pogoy 20, Escoto 15, Daquioag 13, Belo 11, Inigo 7, Andrada 6, Mendoza 5, Knuttel 3, Batino 2, Jamito 2, Tamsi 2, Pascual 0

AMA 70-Martinez 15, Siruma 12, Bragais 10, McCarthy 9, Arambulo 8, Jordan 7, Taganas 7, Asuncion 2, Carpio 0, Macaranas 9, Je. Montemayor 0, Jo. Montemayor 0, Ortega 0

Quarterscores: 34-13, 55-31, 78-50, 109-70

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