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    Mac Tallo stars in D-League debut as Racal blasts AMA for scorching start in Foundation Cup

    Jun 1, 2017
    Mac Tallo fired 20 points in his D-League debut with Racal. Jerome Ascano

    RACAL caught fire from the get-go on the way to a 118-100 win over AMA Online Education in their PBA D-League Foundation Cup opener at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Thursday.

    Gaining steam early, Racal shot 13-of-17 from the field in the opening quarter to take a commanding 36-16 lead.

    Alibaba continued to pounce on the Titans, even leading by as much as 25 points in the second period and never looked back.

    Racal reached the 100-mark when Kent Salado completed a three-point play with 7:59 left in the payoff period, 101-75. And Jebb Bulawan put the exclamation point on the romp with a breakaway two-handed dunk with seven seconds to go.

    In his D-League debut, Mac Tallo fired 20 points, 15 in the first half, built on four three-pointers to go with three rebounds and four assists.

    In his D-League debut, Mac Tallo fired 20 points, 15 in the first half, built on four three-pointers to go with three rebounds and four assists.

    Janus Lozada and Jam Cortes had 17 and 15 points, respectively.

    "Masaya kami to get our first win. Very crucial ito, lalo pa yung mga college players ko babalik ng NCAA after a few games," said Racal coach Jerry Codinera.

    Embons Bonleon led AMA's attack with 31 points but was 0-8 from the three-point area. He also grabbed 12 rebounds.

    Daniel Salonga added 20 markers.

    The Scores:

    RACAL MOTORS 118 - Tallo 20, Lozada 17, Cortez 15, Salado 13, Ayonayon 12, Faundo 9, Capacio 9, Dela Cruz 7, Apreku 6, Mangahas 4, Grimaldo 2, Bulawan 2, Abrigo 2, Cabrera 0.

    AMA 100 - Bonleon 31, Salonga 20, Subido 11, Teodoro 9, Pontejos 8, Villanueva 7, Jordan 4, Bragais 4, Celso 4, Grospe 2, Carpio 0, Calma 0.

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    Quarterscores: 36-16, 66-43, 94-73, 118-100.

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    Mac Tallo fired 20 points in his D-League debut with Racal. Jerome Ascano
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