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    Mar 19, 2015

    CEBUANA Lhuillier trounced MP Hotel, 118-78, on Thursday for its second win in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

    Jackson Corpuz scored 26 points, Norbert Torres and Almond Vosotros added 15 points each, as the Gems took a share of top spot with a 2-0 win-loss slate.

    Cebuana Lhuillier led by as many as 42 points, winning comfortably this time after a tight opening match that saw the Gems edge Café France with Moala Tautuaa hitting the marginal shot from the stripe.

    [See Tautuaa free throw in dying moments caps Gems fightback from 21 points down to beat Bakers]

    “It was a shaky performance in the first game but I just challenged them that they had an off-night last game but they can’t have an off-night on defense,” said Cebuana Lhuillier coach Boycie Zamar.

    Ex-pro Jopher Custodio had 17 points, while Jan Colina and Rey Nambatac added 12 points each for MP Hotel, winless in two games.

    The scores:

    Cebuana Lhuillier (118) — Corpuz 26, Torres 15, Vosotros 15, Enciso 14, Tautuaa 11, A. Mangahas 9, Zamar 9, Acibar 5, Marata 3, J. Mangahas 3, Bautista 3, Sarangay 3, Acosta 2, Lopez 0.

    MP Hotel (78) — Custodio 17, Colina 12, Nambatac 12, Escosio 9, Mendoza 8, Pacquiao 5, Calvo 4, Luib 3, Yaya 2, Quinto 2, Magat 2, Dela Pena 2, Yusop 0.

    Quarterscores: 30-13; 60-38; 87-58; 118-78.


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