Jollo Go waxed hot and drained six treys for his 23 points, 10 assists, and four rebounds, while Juan Gomez de Liano poured 20 points, seven boards, and seven assists in his Philippine return.
Warren Bonifacio added 10 points and six rebounds as they led the Skippers to their breakthrough victory in the developmental ranks.
"Masaya na nakuha namin yung first win namin pero still, ang dami pang lapses na dapat i-correct so hopefully sa darating na games mabawasan," said coach Yong Garcia as Marinerong Pilipino committed 21 turnovers in the game.
The Skippers lost grip of a 16-point lead and saw that sliced down to just four, 71-67, with 7:01 remaining, but Go sparked a 10-0 run that allowed his side to reinstate a 14-point edge, 81-67 with 2:41 left to play.
Ichie Altamirano paced the Golden Stags with 17 points, as Raymart Escobido had 13 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the loss.
Marinerong Pilipino 86 - Go 23, Gomez de Liano 20, Bonifacio 10, Nocum 8, Gamboa 7, Carino 6, Hernandez 4, Garcia 4, Agustin 4, Lacap 0, Pido 0.
APEX Fuel-San Sebastian 74 - Altamirano 17, Escobido 13, Desoyo 10, Calahat 7, Yambing 7, Concha 5, Una 5, Sumoda 4, Shanoda 2, Ventura 2, Suico 2, Felebrico 0, Cosari 0.
Quarterscores: 25-13; 45-35; 66-58; 86-74.
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