Rising Suns halt Shakers

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Cagayan Valley leaned on another sterling performance from Eliud Poligrates as it dealt Fruitas its first defeat of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup with an 80-74 dumping yesterday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

Brilliant on both ends of the floor, Poligrates sizzled with a career-high 29 points as the Rising Suns collected their third straight victory, while snapping the Shakers’ three-game winning run.

The wily guard from Cebu struck hardest in the final period with back-to-back baskets in the final period that kept the rallying Shakers at bay.

Later, Mike Parala fired 21 points as Café France overwhelmed EA Regen, 107-92, to gain a share of the lead with Blackwater Sports with a 4-1 record. Defending champion NLEX nailed its second straight win after crushing Boracay Rum, 106-84.

Jake Pascual came away with a third straight double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds to lift the Road Warriors to a 2-2 record.

The scores:

First Game

NLEX 106—Pascual 19, Salva 17, Long 13, Alas 13, Garcia 12, Lanete 8, Ganuelas 7, Villarias 5, Pascual R. 4, Camson 4, Amer 2, Hermida 2.

BORACAY RUM 84—Acibar 21, Viernes 21, Sabellina 13, Eguilos 9, Taha 6, Ilagan 4, BAnadaying 3, Rosopa 3, Arellano 2, Siruma 2, Tagarda 0.

Quarters: 26-18, 51-33, 82-55, 106-84

Second Game

CAGAYAN VALLEY 80—Poligrates 29, Cruz 9, Celada 9, Bringas 9, Webb 8, Exciminiano 8, Montemayor 4, Canta 2, Melano 2, Del Rio 0.

FRUITAS 74—Lastimosa 12, Caperal 11, Pinto 10, Mendoza 10, Caram 8, Escobal 7, Escoto 6, Cruz 5, Pogoy 5, Tolomia 0, Banal 0, Antonio 0.

Quarters: 11-13, 38-32, 59-56, 80-74

Third Game

CAFÉ FRANCE 107—Parala 21, Silungan 20, Abundo 15, Magat 11, Batino 10, Gallardo 10, MAconocido 9, Knuttel 6, Magbitang 5, De Leon 0, Lopez 0.

EA REGEN MED 92—Aquino 22, Sanggalang 18, Apinan 15, Bautista 10, Sanga 8, Almazan 5, Semira 4, Tolentino 3, Terso 3, Mirza 2, MAiquez 2, Juico 0, Allen 0.

Quarters: 36-29, 60-54, 88-78, 107-92

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