Viernes, Ibay star as Racal Motors cut Jumbo Plastic Giants down to size
Jeff Viernes scores 13 of his 19 points in a huge third quarter for Racal Motors. Nuki Sabio / PBA D-League Images

RACAL Motors stunned Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, 77-66, on Monday at the JCSGO gym in Quezon City to keep alive its slim hopes of advancing to the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup playoffs.

Jeff Viernes contributed 19 points as Jason Ibay added 16 for the Alibaba, who won for only the second time in six games.

“The goal right now is to just continue to improve. If by chance, we make it to the playoffs, well and good,” Racal Motors coach Caloy Garcia said.

Viernes waxed hot in the third quarter, scoring 13 including a triple that put the Alibaba ahead, 58-48.

The Giants suffered their second loss in six games.

The scores:
Racal Motors (77) – Viernes 19, Ibay 16, Ortouste 11, Ruaya 9, Jamito 6, Gil 5, Canta 5, Gabawan 4, Saitanan 2, Mercader 0, DiGregorio 0.

Jumbo Plastic (66) – Cruz 14, Terso 12, Eguilos 10, Villamor 9, Rios 6, Rosales 5, Magat 3, Javier 2, Colina 0, King 0.

Quarterscores: 12-13; 27-33; 58-50; 77-66. 

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