Paul Sanga sparks fourth-quarter surge as Jumbo Plastic downs MP Hotel to secure place in quarters
Paul Sanga comes up woth 15 points and three other Giants score in double figures. Czeasar Dancel

JUMBO Plastic Linoleum beat MP Hotel, 78-72, on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena to advance to the quarterfinals of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.

Paul Sanga scored 13 of his 15 points in the final period to pace the Giants to end the eliminations with a 5-4 win-loss record. The Giants sealed the No. 5 spot in the quarterfinals and will face fourth-ranked twice-to-beat Hapee.

Philip Paniamogan and Southeast Asian Games-bound Glenn Khobuntin each had 13 points for Jumbo Plastic, which trailed 55-56 at the end of the third over the lowly MP Hotel.

The Warriors finished the conference with a 1-8 win-loss slate.

The scores:

Jumbo Plastic (78) — Sanga 15, Paniamogan 13, Khobuntin 13, Villamor 11, Arellano 6, Mandani 5, Tiongson 4, Eguilos 4, Avillanoza 4, Perez 3, Purdy 0.

MP Hotel (72) — Mirza 21, Acidre 15, Dela Pena 10, Quinto 8, Nambatac 6, Custodio 5, Mendoza 4, Colina 2, Cruz 1, Luib 0, Calvo 0, Apreku 0.

Quarterscores: 25-21; 42-38; 55-56; 78-72.

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