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    Derulo Accelero scores second straight win at expense of Hog's Breath Cafe

    May 5, 2014
    Jiovanni Jalalon of Derulo Accelero tries to shake off Andrew Avillanoza of Hog's Breath Cafe. Nuki Sabio / PBA D-League Images

    JIOVANNI Jalalon scored 28 points, Jackson Corpuz scored the go-ahead basket, and Derulo Accelero won for the second straight time, defeating Hog’s Breath Café, 82-78, on Monday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the JCSGO gym in Quezon City.

    Jalalon also had nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals, as the Oilers (2-6) moved into a tie for ninth place with the Razorbacks in the standings.

    Corpuz scored off a Jalalon assist with 34.4 seconds left in the fourth to give the Oilers a 79-78 lead after an eight-point deficit at the end of the third.

    The Razorbacks committed a five-second inbound violation on the next possession as King Importante scored after another assist from Alalon with 14 ticks left.

    It was a big follow-up win after Derulo Accelero defeated Big Chill last week.

    Michael Juico added 13 points while Corpuz added 12 for the Oilers, who outscored the Razorbacks, 28-16, in the fourth after trailing, 62-54.

    Jalalon started the Oilers’ comeback, scoring the team’s first eight points in the fourth including back-to-back triples to cut the deficit to five points, 66-61, and set up the thrilling finish.

    The scores:

    Derulo Accelero (82) – Jalalon 28, Juico 13, Corpuz 12, Soyud 10, Acosta 7, Importante 7, Bautista 5, Pao 0, Roncal 0, Morillo 0.

    Hog’s Breath Café (78) – Najorda 16, Racal 13, Ruaya 11, Robles 11, Sanga 8, Terso 7, Gabawan 6, Avillanoza 4, Austria 2, Belencion 0, Gonzales 0.

    Quarterscores: 18-21; 29-40; 54-62; 82-78.

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    Jiovanni Jalalon of Derulo Accelero tries to shake off Andrew Avillanoza of Hog's Breath Cafe. Nuki Sabio / PBA D-League Images
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