CIGNAL atoned for its opening day loss ith an 89-63 drubbing of Tanduay in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
After being down 0-4, the Hawkeyes seized control and displayed a near-perfect game from there to finally chalk up their first victory.
Oping Sumalinog shot a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc to finish with a game-high 15 points for the Hawkeyes, who are coming off a loss to Flying V.
Raymar Jose scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out three assists, while Jason Perkins and Davon Potts added 11 and 10 markers, respectively.
Cignal improved to 1-1 while spoiling the Rhum Masters' opening game.
"We are happy with how the players react to our motivation. I appreaciate what they did today. We really hope and pray this team will become solid because we consider this team as new," said Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez.
Only Von Tambeling and Jaymo Eguilos finished in doulbe figures for the Rhum Masters with 10 points each.
CIGNAL HD 89 - Sumalinog 15, Jose 13, Perkins 11, Potts 10, Bringas 8, Arong 5, Villarias 5, Batino 5, Atkins 4, Raymundo 3, Arboleda 3, Bartolo 3, Sara 2, Cahilig 2.
TANDUAY 63 - Eguilos 10, Tambeling 10, Alvarez 8, Sanga 8, Palma 7, Santos 5, Varilla 4, Vigil 4, Gaco 3, Villamor 2, Taganas 1, Sollano 1, Acidre 0.
Quarterscores: 30-16, 48-31, 69-46, 89-63.