Jason Melano delivers in endgame as Cagayan Gerry's outsteadies Tanduay Light 
Jason Melano scores only nine points, but comes up with a crucial basket and a split from the stripe in teh dying moments to help carry Cagayan Valley. Czeasar Dancel

JASON Melano scored the tiebreaking basket with 12.2 seconds to play in the final quarter, helping Cagayan Gerry's escape with an 87-84 win over Tanduay Light on Monday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Arena in Pasig.

Melano shattered an 84-84 deadlock and the Rising Suns went on to win their third straight game.

Roi Sumang scored a game-high 25 points for Tanduay Light but missed a crucial triple in the dying moments, while Melano split two free throws for the final score.

The Rising Suns improved their win-loss mark to 4-2, while the Rhum Masters suffered their fourth straight defeat after winning their opener.

Don Trollano led Cagayan scorers with 18 points.

The scores:

Cagayan Gerry's (87) - Trollano 18, Mabulac 15, Celada 13, Salamat 9, Melano 9, Galliguez 8, Dilay 5, Tayongtong 5, Rogado 2, Magat 2, Santos 1, Austria 0, Flores 0, Palma 0.

Tanduay Light (84) - Sumang 25, Eriobu 9, Rosales 9, Belencion 8, Escueta 8, Mariano 7, Santos 5, Tagarda 4, Ilagan 4, Rono 3, Jumao-as 2.

Quarterscores: 22-27; 45-48; 72-63; 87-84.

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