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    Belencion drops 11 3s in 38-point explosion to lead iWalk rally vs Nailtalk

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    Jaypee Belencion energized iWalk's electifying third-quarter fightback as it scored a 113-103 win over Nailtalk-St. Dominic Savio Thursday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

    The veteran sniper uncorked 14 of his 38 points in the third frame to help the Chargers crawl their way back from a 23-point hole, 69-46, before drilling three huge threes in the final canto to down the Unicorns.

    Belencion shot 11-of-19 from beyond the arc, to go with eight rebounds and three assists to lead iWalk to back-to-back victories.

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    Allan Mangahas added 18 points, five assists, three steals, and two rebounds, while Ryusei Koga and Wowie Escosio both had 12.

    "Ang hirap humabol," sighed coach Jonas Villanueva. "Sabi ko na lang sa kanila, lets speed up the game and get shots from the outside."

    iWalk had itself going from deep, shooting 17-of-50 from the field to ascend to a 2-1 win-loss record in Group A, while sending Nailtalk-Savio down to a 0-4 card.

    Mark Doligon paced Nailtalk-Savio with 32 points and four rebounds, while Cameroonian center Rudolph Mienlam collected 22 points, 32 boards, five assists, two stealsm and two blocks in the losing cause.

    The Scores:

    IWALK 113 -- Belencion 38, Mangahas 18, Koga 12, Escosio 12, Bregondo 9, Cruz 7, Ax. Inigo 7, Lozada 6, Ac. Inigo 2, Parker 2, Canada 0, Taguinod 0.

    NAILTALK-SAVIO 103 -- Doligon 32, Mienlam 22, Delos Reyes 16, Boac 11, Tenedero 10, Calomot 5, Arellano 5, Rublico 2, Ibarra 0, Diaz 0, De Leon 0.

    Quarters: 26-31, 46-67, 79-80, 113-103.

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