Blackwater nips CF five

Jumbo Plastic, Boracay up


BLACKWATER’S Justine Chua (right) does a little acting in hopes of drawing a foul from Cafe France’s Michael Perala. The referee did not bite. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Blackwater Sports leaned on a late splurge by Robby Celiz to overcome Café France, 86-80, yesterday for its first win even as Jumbo Plastic and Boracay Rum rebounded from opening-day losses in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The 6-foot-4 Celiz knocked in 10 of his 12 points in the last quarter to help the Elite hold off repeated rallies by the Bakers, who showed plenty of fight despite an acknowledged weaker roster this time.

Jumbo Plastic crushed fellow newcomer Hogs Breath, 81-55, while Boracay Rum downed Informatics in overtime, 93-85.

Toto Bandaying forced overtime at 81-all with a triple with 57 seconds remaining then Roider Cabrera and Jeff Viernes joined forces to seal the win in the extra period.

Cabrera shot 28 points, while Viernes added 14 for the Waves, who climbed out of a 12-point hole in the third period and held Informatics to just four in overtime.

The scores:

First Game

BLACKWATER SPORTS 86—Ferrer 21, Mangahas A. 14, Celiz 12, Suguitan 11, Llagas 8, Chua 5, Vigil 5, Austria 5, Pe 3, Ciriacruz G. 2, Singh 0, Bagatsing 0, Lo 0, Mangahas J. 0.

CAFÉ FRANCE 80—Abundo 22, Maconocido 21, Magat 10, Parala 8, Silungan 6, De Leon 4, Magbitang 3, Batino 2, Lopez 2, Gallardo 2, Knuttel 0, Cornejo 0.

Quarters: 31-18, 45-36, 66-60, 86-80.

Second Game

JUMBO PLASTIC 81—Mariano 17, Tan 13, Hayes 11, Del Rosario 8, Escueta 8, Vidal 8, Acosta 8, Daquiaog 4, Najorda 3, Gomez 1, Gil 0, Ignacio 0.

HOGS BREATH 55—Racal 13, Cayabyab 9, Roy 8, Pangilinan 7, Lima 5, Robles 4, Eman 2, Alguno 2, Malinao 2, Belorio 2, Rabalo 1, Pacquiao 0, Macasaet 0, Morillo 0.

Quarters: 26-9, 42-18, 65-31, 81-55

Third Game

BORACAY RUM 93—Cabrera 28, Viernes 14, Bandaying 10, Rosopa 9, Taha 8, Arellano 7, Acibar 4, Sabellina 4, Eguillos 2, Monteclaro 2, Siruma 1, Ilagan 0.

INFORMATICS 85—Matute 25, Teng 20, Rogado 11, Benitez 9, Acidre 7, Cortes 6, Cabince 5, Ablaza 2, Acuna 0.

Quarters: 20-22, 36-38, 53-62, 81-81 (reg), 93-85

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