EMBONS Bonleon showed the way as AMA Online Education beat Gamboa Coffee Mix, 67-66, on Tuesday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig for its first win in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup, as the
Bonleon had 16 points, splitting his free throws off a Leo Avenido foul with 8.3 seconds to play.
Mark Montuana failed to catch an outlet pass with a fraction of a second left, and the Titans made the win column after four losses.
"Napakasarap sympre," said AMA coach Mark Herrera. "Idol ng mga players ko yung mga beterano sa kanila. Pero pinakita nila na hangganda dulo hindi kami bibigay."
Jaypee Asuncion had 14 points, Andre Paras had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Renzo Subido also scored 11.
Avenido, who returned with 3:15 left after suffering a cut just above his right eye, paced the Coffee Lovers with 15 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Montuano and Val Acuna added 11 markers each.
AMA Online 67 - Bonleon 16, Asuncion 14, Paras 11, Subido 11, Villanueva 6, Alas 3, Flores 3, Salonga 3, Celso 0, Jordan 0, Malones 0.
Gamboa Coffee 66 - Avenido 15 Acuña 11, Montuano 11, Cawaling 10, Parala 9, Acibar 8, Knuttel 2, Arellano 0, Dadjilul 0, David 0, Jumao-as 0, Padilla 0, Riva 0, Vidal 0.
Quarterscores: 14-23; 30-35; 52-47; 67-66.