VALENCIA City Bukidnon-SSCR earned a share of the top spot in the Foundation Group, crushing CD14 Designs-Trinity, 105-82, on Thursday in the PBA D-League at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Emmanuel Bonleon ignited the early attack, coming up big with 20 of his 23 points in the first half as the Golden Harvest seized a 36-23 edge and went on to take a a 25-point advantage, 75-50, in the third quarter.
Allyn Bulanadi led for the Golden Harvest with 28 points, six boards, three steals and two assists, while JM Calma had a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The win once again forced a tie for the top spot between Valencia-SSCR and CEU at 7-1.
"Ang sa amin, ang focus namin is one game at a time. May opportunity sa top spot at dahil doon, na-motivate ang mga bata, so why not?" said coach Egay Macaraya.
Clark Derige led CD14 Designs-Trinity with 22 points and five rebounds as the White Stallions exited the tournament winless in nine games.
Valencia-SSCR 105 - Bulanadi 28, Bonleon 23, Calma 16, Dela Cruz 10, Ilagan 9, Desoyo 4, Villapando 4, Calahat 4, Tero 3, Sumoda 2, Loristo 2, Are 0, Altamirano 0, Baclay 0.
CD14 Designs-Trinity 82 - Derige 22, Tayongtong 19, Barua 10, Balucanag 8, Biteng 6, Medina 6, Vitug 4, Juanico 4, Ortega 2, Mabayo 1, Tadeo 0, Chua 0, Dela Cruz 0, Ingel 0, Juico 0.
Quarterscores: 36-23; 69-48; 85-68; 105-82.