Cignal-San Beda bounces back with rout of Cafe France in PBA D-League Aspirants Cup
Jason Perkins and the Hawkeyes even their record after starting the tournament with a loss. Dante Peralta

CIGNAL-San Beda played solid from start to finish in scoring an 88-74 victory over Cafe France on Monday, their first win in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Byron Villarias and Jason Perkins showed the way as the Hawkeyes, coming off a loss to AMA Online Education in their conference opener, raced off to a 23-8 lead.

Cignal padded the lead to 73-49 in the opening minutes of the last period.

"I'm happy with the way our players played. Hopefully we'll be consistent," said Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez.

"Maybe this win will give us confidence and the trust in ourselves that we're capable of playing here."

Byron Villarias scored 13 of his 21 points in the final period.

Jason Perkins had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Robert Bolick added 10 for the Hawkeyes.

"I'm happy with the way our players played. Hopefully we'll be consistent," said Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez.

"Maybe this win will give us confidence and the trust in ourselves that we're capable of playing here."

Congolese player Rod Ebondo had 29 points and 16 rebounds for Café France, which was coming off a pulsating win over Tanduay.

Patrick Aquino added 10 for the Bakers.

The scores:

Cignal 88 - Villarias 21, Perkins 14, Bolick 10, Arboleda 8, Bahio 7, Bringas 6, Raymundo 6, Potts 5, Arong 4, Mocon 3, Batino 2, Oftana 2, Adamos 0, Tongco 0.

Café France 74 - Ebondo 29, Aquino 10, Desiderio 6, Faundo 6, Veron 5, Guinitaran 4, Arim 3, Calisaan 3, Casino 3, Wamar 3, Jeruta 2, Gabriel 0, Manlangit 0.

Quarterscores: 26-13; 42-28; 65-47; 88-74.

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