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    Aspirants' Cup leader Racal keeps slate unblemished with narrow win over lowly Wangs

    Feb 9, 2017
    Racal's Jackson Corpuz leads all scorers with 18 points. Jaime Campos

    RACAL tightened its grip on the top spot but had to bleed to score an 89-84 win over Wangs in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the JCSGO Gym on Thursday.

    Behind Kent Salado, the Tile Masters pulled away only in the final three minutes as he scored eight of Racal's last 14 points.

    Salado finished with 14 points, 10 in the final quarter.

    Jackson Corpuz topscored for Racal with 18 markers on top of two steals and three blocks.

    Sydney Onwubere chipped in 10 for the Tile Masters, who improved to a 4-0 win-loss card to stay atop the standings while dealing the Couriers their third straight loss.

    "I warned my players na they're (Wangs) very smart players. Hirap na hirap kami," said Jerry Codinera.

    Rey Publico scored 16 and Marlon Gomez added 14 points for Wangs.

    John Tambeling abd Ced Labing-isa combined for 23 points.

    The scores:

    Racal 89 - Corpuz 18, Salado 14, Onwubere 10, Nambatac 9, Mangahas 8, Dagangon 6, Cabrera 5, Gabayni 5, Torres 5, Gabawan 3, Terso 3, Flores 2, Gumaru 1, Apreku  0.

    Wangs 84 - Publico 16, M. Gomez 14, Tambeling 13, Labing-isa 10, Brana 8, Enriquez 6, Salcedo 6, Tayongtong 5, Montuano 3, Regalado 2, C. Gomez 1, Juruena 0, King 0.

    Quarterscores: 21-13; 43-43; 66-64; 89-84.

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    Racal's Jackson Corpuz leads all scorers with 18 points. Jaime Campos
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