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Talisay stomps on cold-shooting Mandaue in early marquee clash

Jaymar Gimpayan put up a career game for the Aquastars. Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas/Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Talisay made the most from a Mandaue off night to pull off a 77-57 blowout in the nightcap of the Tuesday Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup triple-header at the Alcantara Civic Center.

Talisay held Mandaue to just 11 first quarter points to set up the rout as what Coach Aldrin Morante exactly told his boys pre-game.

“Kailangan namin mag focus kasi malakas ang KCS,” said Morante. “Hindi kami magkumpyansa sa kanila and good start ang kailangan.”

Jaymar Gimpayan put up what would be his best performance yet, going 11-of-13 from the field for 25 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, and one block.

“Super ganda ng ginawa nya,” added Morante. “Dino-doble ang big man namin and siya yung palaging nasa saktong lugar.”

Val Acuna added 12 points, two rebounds, and two steals as Talisay joins Lapu-Lapu on top of the Visayas leg team standings at 2-0.

Paulo Hubalde flirted with a triple-double after finishing with eight points, nine rebounds, and eight assists with one steal.

Alfrancis Tamsi made 18 points, four rebounds, and one steal off the bench for Mandaue, which was held to only 28 percent field goals including a 13 percent clip from long range.

The Scores:

MJAS Zenith (77) — Gimpayan 25, Acuna 12, Hubalde 8, Menina 8, Mojica 8, Jamon 4, Villafranca 4, Santos 3, Cuyos 2, Cabahug 2, Eguilos 1.

KCS (57) — Tamsi 18, Mendoza 11, Delator 9, Soliva 6, Octobre 4, Cachuela 4, Mercader 3, Roncal 2, Solera 0, Nalos 0, Exciminiano 0, Bonganciso 0, Imperial 0.

Quarterscores: 23-11, 42-28, 58-43, 77-57.

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