MAC Belo rejoined MJM Builders after a weekend stint in Cebu, scoring 19 points to power the M-Builders to a 90-75 win over AMA University on Monday, their first in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
MJM was the last team to make it to the win column, finally after three losses.
It was also a huge win considering Far Eastern University and National University players competed in the Cebu leg of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League and the M-Builders have not practiced since a narrow loss last week to powerhouse Hapee.
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“Going into this game, we never practiced after our Monday game last week,” said MJM coach Nash Racela.
New MJM acquisition Michael Parala added 14 points, while NU’s Glenn Khobuntin had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the M-Builders.
AMA, which got 19 points from Joshua Cubillo, fell to 1-3 win-loss joining four other teams at the bottom of the standings.
MJM (90) – Belo 19, Parala 14, Khobuntin 12, Jose 10, Alberto 10, Tolomia 9, Tesoro 8, Inigo 5, Cruz 2, Mendoza 1, Dennison 0, Pineda 0.
AMA (75) – Cubilo 19, Paniamogan 13, Eriobu 11, Camasura 10, Balucanag 9, Taganas 7, Ballesteros 2, Sabangan 2, Magpantay 2, Purdy 0, Santiago 0, Dizon 0, Cruz 0, Casajeros 0.
Quarters: 24-20, 47-34, 69-56, 90-75.