JAY-R Taganas posted another all-around effort to steer AMA University to its second straight win, a 97-89 whipping of Bread Story-Lyceum on Monday in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the JCSGO Gym.
Taganas had another double-double of 15 points and 18 rebounds as the Titans evened their record at 3-3.
The former San Beda stalwart also had seven assists, four steals, and two blocks.
The Titans actually held a commanding 33-13 lead at the end of the first period, but found themselves threatened at 93-88 with under a minute to go.
The lead fortunately, was too much to overcome for Bread Story, allowing AMA to escape with the win.
“Our lack of experience showed. But I thought the guys also showed some character down the stretch,” said AMA coach Mark Herrera.
Joseph Eriobu scored a team-high 19 points for the Titans.
Bread Story slipped to a 2-4 win-loss record.
AMA (97) – Eriobu 19, Paniamogan 17, Taganas 15, Martinez 10, Balucanag 9, Olivares 8, Cubillo 7, Camasura 6, Sabangan 6, Jordan 0, Diswe 0.
Bread Story-LPU (89) – Vigil 25, Jalalon 18, Corpuz 12, Mbomiko 12, Gamboa 9, Bulawan 5, Gabayni 4, Lao 2, Zamora 2, Baltazar 0, Taladua 0, Elmejrab 0, Daquioag 0, Bangga 0.
Quarterscores: 26-13; 50-39; 75-56; 97-89.