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Tanduay shuts down Mindanao by 55; Racal averts late Blu comeback

By Dugout Philippines

PASIG--Tanduay blasted Topstar-ZC-Mindanao in a 55-point rout, 133-78 Tuesday in the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.

Hitting their shots in the second quarter, the Rhum Masters sustained that groove in the second half to record the most points in D-League history with 133, topping NLEX's previous record of 125 set on Jan. 30, 2014 against Zambales M-Builders.

Reden Celda led the charge with 20 points, six rebounds, and three assists, kickstarting the pullaway with an 11-0 start.

Kim Lo made the most of the extended garbage time, notching a double-double with 17 markers and 13 rebounds, while Gelo Alolino registered 17 points and six assists.

Five other Tanduay players scored in double digits, as all 13 players, save for Rudy Lingganay, made a field goal in the victory.

"Actually di ako satisfied sa first half namin because we allowed them to score 48 points. Di sa minamaliit ko ang Mindanao, but they're not one of the big boys kaya pinagalitan ko sila at halftime and gave them a tongue-lashing," said coach Lawrence Chongson. "I challenged them to hold our opponents to 30 points in the second half and nag-respond naman sila, especially our shock troopers."

Tanduay also remained in the running for the top two spots with its 6-3 slate, bouncing back its 108-95 defeat to Phoenix last Tuesday.

JR Cawaling led the cellar dwelling Mindanao (0-8) with 21 points, while Dexter Garcia got 15.

In the second game, Racal fended off a late scare from Blu Detergent to come away with a 90-83 victory.

Engaged in a tight 39-35 halftime affair, the Tile Masters held the Dragons to a mere two points in the first seven minutes of the third period, breaking away to hold a lead as high as 30, 74-44 at the end of the quarter.

But Blu fought back and got to as close as five, 86-81 with 15.4 seconds left before Philip Paniamogan sealed the deal for Racal at the free throw line.

"We were able to get that 30-point lead because we were trapping a lot, but our second group relaxed a bit. But I'll take that win because a win is a win," said coach Caloy Garcia.

Racal stayed in step with pacesetters Phoenix and Cafe France, racking its third straight victory for a 7-2 record.

Paniamogan captained the Tile Masters with 20 points, while Raphael Banal chimed in with 13 markers.
Jonathan Grey also ended up with 11 points, four assists, and three rebounds in the win.

Kuek Tian Yuan anchored the rally for Blu (1-8) with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Wong Yi Hou had 14 markers and five boards.

Box Scores:

First Game:
Tanduay 133-Celda 20, Alolino 17, Lo 17, Acuna 12, Belencion 12, Tagarda 12, Javelona 10, Stevens 10, Cenal 8, Javillonar 7, Mendoza 6, Gotladera 2, Lingganay 0

Mindanao 78-Cawaling 21, Garcia 15, Rivera 8, Argamino 7, Jumao-as 7, Onde 5, Ongteco 4, Rono 4, Julkipli 3, Dadjilul 2, Ignacio 2, Tano 0

Quarterscores: 26-19, 61-48, 94-60, 133-78

Second Game:
Racal 90-Paniamogan 20, Banal 13, Grey 11, Celiz 7, Robles 7, Terso 7, Javier 6, Maiquez 6, Neypes 6, Corpuz 3, Gabawan 2, Ortuoste 2, Ambulodto 0, Lozada 0

Blu-Malaysia 83-Kuek 22, Wong 14, Yeo 12, Ting 11, Ma 7, Ong 6, Tiongson 5, Gan 4, Choo 2, Liaw 0, Mak 0, Teo 0, Yim 0

Quarterscores: 20-19, 39-35, 74-44, 90-83

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