Ed Daquioag takes charge as Phoenix starts new campaign with big win over Tanduay Rhum
Accelerators guard Ed Daquioag leads all scorers with 22 points. PBA D-League Images

ED Daquioag exploded for 22 points as Phoenix defeated Tanduay, 98-79, Tuesday to get its PBA D-League Foundation Cup bid rolling at the JCSGO gym.

Mike Tolomia had 15 points, while Rogoy Pogoy added 12 markers for Phoenix, which outscored Tanduay, 27-10, in the second period for a 47-27 halftime lead.

Jovit Mendoza was the lone double digit scorer for Tanduay with 11 points as the Rhum Masters fell to 1-1 after winning over AMA in the opener.

The Accelerators are looking to score a second second straight developmental league title after topping the Aspirants Cup.

The scores:

Phoenix 98 — Daquioag 22, Tolomia 15, Pogoy 12, Jamito 8, Inigo 8, Andrada 7, Escoto 6, Mendoza 5, Belo 4, Pascual 4, Tamsi 3, Batino 2, Knuttel 2.

Tanduay 79 — Mendoza 11, Alolino 9, Santos 9, Acibar 9, Lingganay 9, Vigil 8, Tagarda 6, Celda 5, Javillonar 5, Acuna 4, Gotladera 3, Belencion 1, Cenal 0.

Quarterscores: 20-17; 47-27; 63-50; 98-79.

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