By Dugout Philippines
PASIG--Tanduay bounced back big, hammering Wang's Basketball for a 94-81 victory Monday in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.
The Rhum Masters found their groove in the second half, as they used a 13-4 spurt to close out the third frame and grab a 77-61 edge.
Their lead would balloon to 22, 84-62, thanks to a three from Paul Sanga with 8:22 remaining.
Mark Cruz topscored for Tanduay with 27 points and three rebounds, while Bong Quinto got 14 markers, six boards, and five assists in the win.
Raphy Reyes also chipped in 13 points and five assists, and Dave Moralde added 11 as the Rhum Masters rebounded from their 83-67 season-opening defeat to Cafe France last week.
Mark Brana carried Wangs Basketball with 13 points and six rebounds off the bench, while Rey Publico tallied 12 markers and eight boards in the loss.
Tanduay 94-Cruz 27, Quinto 14, Reyes 13, Moralde 11, Cenal 6, Sanga 6, Sollano 6, Eguilos 4, Santos 4, Palma 2, Varilla 1
Wang's 81-Brana 13, Publico 12, Tambeling 10, C. Gomez 9, Labing-isa 9, Tayongtong 8, M. Gomez 6, Acosta 4, Enriquez 4, Montuano 4, Salcedo 2, Juruena 0, King 0, Regalado 0
Quarterscores: 23-17, 52-41, 77-61, 94-81
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