ZARK's Burger finally scored a win in the PBA D-League, downing AMA Online Education, 109-91, on Monday in the Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
James Mangahas hit a triple to put the Jawbreakers ahead by double-digits, 93-83, with under three minutes left and Zark’s finally stopped the bleeding after starting the tournament with three losses.
Tata Bautista followed it up right away with a triple of his own.
Mangahas hit six triples, finishing with 26 points and 14 rebounds, while Rob Celiz had 25 markers to go with seven boards and four assists.
Bautista had 18 points.
"Sabi ko sa kanila, we're down 0-3 so this is a must-win. Ito yung better chance namin manalo considering yung lineup ng both teams," said Zark's coach Jade Padrigao, who also won his first game in the tournament since he coached the Mindanao Aguilas last season.
Ivan Villanueva had a game-high 29 points on top of 15 rebounds for the Titans, still winless after three games.
Embons Bonleon added 20 points, Paolo Pontejos scored 15 off the bench while Andre Paras had seven points, 22 rebounds and three blocks.
Zark's Burger 109 - Mangahas 26, Celiz 25, Bautista 18, De Leon 11, Cayabyab 10, Sheriff 7, Nalos 6, Cudal 3, Ferrer 3, Cariaga 0, Argamino 0, Juruena 0.
AMA Online 91 - Villanueva 29, Bonleon 20, Pontejos 15, Paras 7, Macaranas 5, Subido 2, Jordan 2, Alas 1, Calma 0, Celso 0, Malones 0.
Quarterscores: 23-24; 55-45; 73-66; 109-91.