Tanduay Light downs MP Hotel for second straight win in D-League
Jaypee Belencion leads all scorers, powering the Rhum Masters to their third win in seven games. Czeasar Dancel

JAYPEE Belencion had 16 points, while Aljon Mariano had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Tanduay Light beat MP Hotel, 78-57, on Thursday for its second straight win in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Rhum Masters improved their win-loss record to 3-4 but remained in the bottom half of the standings and need to win their two remaining games to have a chance at the quarterfinals.

The third to sixth placers advance to the next phase.

MP Hotel shares the cellar with AMA with 1-5 records.

The scores:

Tanduay Light (78) — Belencion 16, Mariano 15, Sumang 10, Tagarda 9, Rosales 8, Santos 7, Escueta 6, Eriobu 3, Rono 2, Dela Paz 2, Jumao-as 0, Ilagan 0.

MP Hotel (57) — Custodio 15, Cruz 12, Apreku 8, Dela Pena 6, Acidre 6, Masaglang 4, Quinto 3, Mirza 2, Nambatac 1, Colina 0, Mendoza 0.

Quarterscores: 14-7; 38-30; 53-44; 78-57.


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