Jumbo Plastic secures No.2 spot in PCBL as Kama Motors earns playoff for twice-to-beat spot
Ex-pro Rudy Lingganay led the way for Kama Motors.

JUMBO Plastic formally secured the No. 2 spot and a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinal round of the PCBL Founders Cup after dispatching Foton, 100-73, on Thursday night at the JCSGO Gym.

Kama Motors, on the other hand, outlasted Cagayan Valley, 91-85, in the other game to forge a playoff with Euro Med for the No. 4 spot that also carries a twice-to-beat incentive.

The two teams ended the elimination round with identical 5-5 win-loss records in the meet supported by Accel, Aquabest, Spalding, and Ambucore.

 The playoff will be held on Tuesday at the JCSGO Gym.

 It was a hard-earned win for coach Aries Dimaunahan and his troops as Kama Motors trailed most of the way before ex-pros Rudy Lingganay and Roider Cabrera stepped up.

 Cabrera. Paolo Pontejos, and Lingganay combined for their team’s last eight points.

 A former swingman of GlobalPort in the PBA, Cabrera’s triple gave Kama Motors an 86-79 lead with 2:21 left. Pontejos added a bucket and Lingganay split his charities in the last 37 seconds that sealed the win for Kama Motors.

 Not to be outdone were the Linoleum Giants, who wasted no time flexing their muscles against the Toplander in the day’s other game. They unloaded 11 straight points in a three-minute stretch in the first period to pull away, 27-8, and were never seriously threatened from there.

 Jeff Viernes led the way for Jumbo Plastic with 27 points, while Martinez added 24 as Foton couldn’t find an antidote in stopping the Linoleum Giants’ firebrand backcourt.

The scores: 

First Game

JUMBO PLASTIC (100) – Viernes 27, Martinez 24, Eguilos 11, Padilla 8, J. Lopez 6, Perez 6, Arellano 5, Taganas 5, Ferrer 4, Alabanza 2, Gomez 2, Mandani 0, M. Lopez 0, Acosta 0, Tayongtong 0.

FOTON (73) – Hernandez 18, Moraga 17, Enriquez 12, Nacpil 9, Rosaroso 5, Mangahas 4, Gomez 4, Juruena 4, Habelito 0, Penaflor 0, Rivera 0.

Quarterscores: 29-11, 41-29, 69-52, 100-73.

Second Game

KAMA MOTORS (91) – Lingganay 20, Cabrera 20, Montuano 11, Cawaling 10, Ortuoste 10, Calisaan 8, Pontejos 3, Ludovice 3, Lunor 2, Argamino 2, Ambulodto 2.

CAGAYAN VALLEY (85) – Caranguian 18, Salcedo 16, Acidre 16, Bangga 13, Siruma 8, Flores 8, Arce 3, Brana 3, Managuelod 0, Isit 0.

Quarterscores: 14-22, 38-37, 64-62, 91-85.

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