JERON Teng put up an explosive performance as AMA Online Education got back on the winning track with a 69-61 win over Jose Rizal University in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the JCSGO Gym on Monday.
Teng fired 31 points with six boards as the Titans improved to 3-2 while dealing the Heavy Bombers their first loss in three games.
Gino Jumao-as impressed in his first game with 12 points, while Jay-R Taganas added 10 points and 16 rebounds.
The Titans rose from five points down early in the fourth period on their way to arresting a two-game skid.
Down 58-59, Teng, Juami Tiongson, and Taganas conspired inside the final two minutes to mount an 11-2 run that finished off the Heavy Bombers.
"Yung composure namin sa huli (lumabas). Sabi ko sa players ko walang bibitaw kasi must-win kami. Pinagbigyan naman ako ng mga players ko," said AMA coach Mark Herrera.
Paolo Pontejos was the lone JRU player in double figures with 19 points.
AMA 69 - Teng 31, Jumao-as 12, Taganas 10, Arambulo 8, Tiongson 6, Caranguian 2, Alabanza 0, Barua 0, Bragais 0, Jordan 0.
JRU 61 - Pontejos 19, Lasquety 8, Poutouochi 7, Teodoro 7, Bautista 6, Bordon 6, Grospe 4, Estrella 2, Santos 2, Lopez 0, Mate 0.
Quarterscores: 18-17, 31-30, 47-49, 69-61.