Mike Tolomia takes charge as Belo-less Phoenix keeps record unblemished with rout of Aguilas
Ed Daquioag and Mike Tolomia combine for 42 points. Jaime Campos 

PHOENIX battered Topstar ZC Mindanao Aguilas on all fronts, posting a 126-77 rout on Monday in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. 

Mike Tolomia spearheaded Phoenix’s attack with 25 points to go with eight rebounds and nine assists. 

Ed Daquioag scored 17 points and Gryann Mendoza added 15 markers for Phoenix, which played without suspended Mac Belo.

The Aspirants Cup MVP, Belo was handed a one-game ban after being ejected in their game against the Blustar Dragons.

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“After winning our fourth game I told the players I wanted to see the original Phoenix of last conference,” said Phoenix coach Eric Gonzales. 

And the mentor of the Aspirant’s Cup champions saw just that.

The Accelerators shifted into high gear in the second period and built a 55-36 cushion following a sloppy start, keeping their record unblemished in five games.

The lead ballooned to as many as 53 points on Gryann Mendoza’s breakaway layup with less than two minutes to go. 

Gino Jumao-As scored 12 points for the Aguilas, who absorbed their fifth loss in as many games. 

The scores: 

Phoenix 126 - Tolomia 25, Daquioag 17, Mendoza 15, Andrada 12, Pogoy 11, Batino 10, Tamsi 10, Inigo 7, Knuttel 7, Escoto 6, Jamito 6, Belo 9, Pascual 0. 

Topstar 77 - Jumao-As 12, Ferrer 9, Argamino 8, Rono 8, Garcia 7, Cawaling 6, Dadjilul 6, Ongteco 6, Cabrera 5, Rivera 5, Sarangay 5, Acosta 0, Ignacio 0, Tano 0. 

Quarterscores: 23-17; 56-40; 88-53; 126-77.

 

 

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