CEBU City returned to its winning ways after pounding Soccsksargen, 89-57, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup Friday at the STRIKE Gym in Bacoor.
William McAloney led Cebu with a monster double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds off the bench to go with three steals and a couple of assists and blocks.
"Sumunod sila sa game plan, hindi tulad noong last game namin. Nung second half sabi ko ayaw ko ng kumpyansa sila porket malaki ang lamang namin," said Sharks coach Noynoy Falcasantos after his team moved to 6-9 to tie Bacolod for ninth spot in the South Division.
Up by just seven points heading into the second frame, 13-6, Cebu started firing on all cylinders with a 14-2 blast to break the game wide open, 27-8.
Michael Cenita's layup at the 6:11 mark of the third quarter gave the Sharks their biggest lead of the game at 34, 75-41.
Michael Cenita added 13 points on a perfect 5-of-5 clip while Kevin Villafranca poured in 10 markers.
Raniel Diwa had 17 points while Norman Gonzales got 15 as the Marlins stayed winless in 15 outings. Justin Valencia
CEBU 89 - McAloney 27, Cenita 13, Villafranca 10, Cortes 8, Nuñez 8, Coronel 7, Octobre 6, Saycon 5, Cabahug 4, Galvez 0
SOCCKSARGEN 57 - Diwa 17, Gonzales 15, Alcober 6, Bernabe 6, Eman 4, Juanico 4, Biteng 2, Magbanua 2, Rabe 1, Lozada 0, Timon 0, Macantal 0, Santos 0, Nocos 0, Estrellante 0
Quarterscores: 13-6, 35-17, 59-32, 89-57.