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Cignal blasts Tanduay for first win


By Dugout Philippines

PASIG--Cignal HD learned its lessons from its past defeat and roared back with an 89-63 bounce back victory against Tanduay Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.

Ex-pro Oping Sumalinog went on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc to wound up with 15 points to anchor the Hawkeyes, which shot 9-of-21 from rainbow country.

Raymar Jose contributed 13 markers, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Jason Perkins poured 11 points, four boards, and two assists for Cignal, as it rebounded from its 86-84 loss against Flying V last Thursday.

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“We’re really happy with the way the players reacted with our motivation to them,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “We know we had a won game last game but we lost it and I really appreciate what the players did today. They practiced hard for the last four days and we hope that we can be very solid in terms of our teamwork.”

The Rhum Masters went on a 4-0 start early, but the Hawkeyes replied with 10 straight points to gain the lead and race to a 30-16 lead, which further extended to 29, 77-48, early in the fourth period.

Jaymo Eguilos paced Tanduay with 10 points and six rebounds, while Von Tambeling got 10 in the defeat.

Box Scores:

Cignal 89-Sumalinog 15, Jose 13, Perkins 11, Potts 10, Bringas 8, Arong 5, Villarias 5, Batino 5, Atkins 4, Raymundo 3, Arboleda 3, Bartolo 3, Sara 2, Cahilig 2

Tanduay 63-Eguilos 10, Tambeling 10, Alvarez 8, Sanga 8, Palma 7, Santos 5, Varilla 4, Vigil 4, Gaco 3, Villamor 2, Taganas 1, Sollano 1, Acidre 0

Quarterscores: 30-16, 48-31, 69-46, 89-63

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