By Ivan Saldajeno
MANILA--Quezon City bounced back from its stinging loss to Pasig with an 86-76 victory against Mandaluyong in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Pasig Sports Center on Tuesday night.
In an ordered rematch as the El Tigre's home win on Nov. 8 was nullified to the ineligibility of Ronjay Buenafe, the Capitals stifled the El Tigre in the odd-numbered quarters to pull off the blowout.
Hesed Gabo and John Tayongtong each scored 16 points for QC, which moved up to seventh place in the Northern Division at 7-9.
Gian Abrigo put up 14 markers, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks for Mandaluyong, which fell to a three-way tie for eighth place in the North at 7-11.
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