Café France, EA Regens hurdle D-League rivals

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CAFÉ France didn’t give Hog’s Breath much of a chance of an upset, but newcomer EA Regens Med took down another favored squad in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Propped up by Moncrief Rogado, the Bakers broke the game wide open in the second quarter with a 24-6 outburst versus the Razorbacks for a 75-58 victory that pushed them closer to the top spot with a 5-2 record.

Coach Egay Macaraya lauded the Bakers’ “strong start” behind  Rogado, who drilled 11 of his 17 points in the first half,  Mike Silungan (15 points) and Marion Magat (14 points).

Ian Sangalang scored on a key putback with less than a minute left as the Regens tripped Cebuana Lhuillier, 73-69, to improve to a share of sixth spot with a 3-2 card.
The  Regens also stunned last conference’s finalist Cagayan Valley, 103-92, four days ago.

Later, Jason Escueta  lifted Jumbo Plastic past winless Informatics, 80-75, to rise to 2-5.

Jimbo Aquino had 19 points and nine boards to lead the Regens, while Raymond Almazan tallied  14 points and 11 rebounds on top of three blocks.

The 6-foot-6 Sangalang-finished with 11 markers, nine rebounds and two blocks.

The scores:
First Game
EA REGENS 73–Aquino 19, Almazan 14, Sangalang 11, Sanga 9, Maiquez 9, Terso 6, Miranda 2, Bautista 2, Ko 1, Allen 0, Semira 0, Apinan 0.
CEBUANA LHUILLIER 69–Padilla 15, Aguilar 13, Bautista 11, Martinez 9, Dizon 9, Lopez 7, Banal 3, Buensuceso 1, Sarangay 1, Montecastro 0, Chiu 0, Zamar 0.
Quarters: 26-16, 41-35, 55-55, 73-69
Second Game
JUMBO PLASTIC 80–Hayes 17, Escueta 13, Vidal 11, Acosta 11, Mariano 9, Tan 8, Del Rosario 4, Najorda 4, Daquioag 3, Ignacio 0, Gomez 0.
INFORMATICS 75–Teng 21, Acidre 17, Cabonce 7, Mabayo 7, Altamirano 6, Benitez 6, Matute 6, Melegrito 4, Ablaza 1.
Quarters: 17-16, 39-34, 64-49, 80-75
Third Game
CAFÉ FRANCE 75—Rogado 17, Silungan 15, Magat 14, Lopez 9, Parala 7, Batino 4, Abundo 4, Gallardo 3, Maconocido 2, De Leon 0, Pagkatipunan 0, Knuttel 0, Magbitang 0.
HOG’S BREATH 58—Robles 16, Roy 13, Macasaet 9, Pacquiao 5, Malinao 5, Eman 4, Lima 4, Belorio 2, Armecin 0, Rabalo 0, Alguno 0, Pangilinan 0, Cayabyab 0, Morillo 0.
Quarters: 21-17, 45-23, 65-40, 75-58

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