|Alvin Capobres lit up in the third as Baste pound Mapua to pieces. Franchesca Nicole Collantes/Dugout Philippines (file)|
SAN JUAN -- San Sebastian bounced back from two consecutive setbacks to deal Mapua its biggest defeat this season, blowing them out with a 94-70 thrashing in the first game of the Tuesday tripleheader at the FilOil-Flying V Centre.
After a close first half, a third quarter rally broke the game wide open for the Golden Stags, who had sat out RK Ilagan for the second game in a row after being caught on a "ligang-labas" alongside Letran' freshman Koy Galvelo.
Alvin Capobres fired 13 of his game-high 21 points in the penultimate frame to turn a 41-40 scoreline into a 70-53 rout in whch they never relinquished in a wire-to-wire win, their third of the season.
Cedric Pelayo top scored Mapua with 15 in a losing effort, their fourth in six games in the first round.
San Sebastian 94 – Capobres 21, Bulanadi 14, Desoyo 12, Calma 11, Valdez 9, Calisaan 8, Isidro 7, Dela Cruz 7, Sumoda 4, Arciaga 1, Villapando 0, Are 0, Baytan 0
Mapua 70 – Pelayo 15, Victoria 13, Bunag 8, Bonifacio 7, Jabel 7, Lugo 7, Gamboa 7, Biteng 3, Carandang 3, Aguirre 0, Serrano 0, Garcia 0, Salenga 0, Bautista 0
Quarter scores: 24-16, 41-40, 70-53, 94-70
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