Cagayan fends off Tanduay to stay unbeaten in D-League | Inquirer Sports

Cagayan fends off Tanduay to stay unbeaten in D-League

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:51 PM January 08, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Staying atop the league , albeit a few hiccups, is the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns as they held on against the Tanduay Rum Masters, 81-74, in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Thursday evening at the JCSGO Gym.

Cagayan managed to build a huge-enough lead going into the end game as Tanduay ground it out with the league-leaders in the fourth cutting a 32-point lead to just six with less than a minute remaining.

Lucas Tagarda nailed a booming three-pointer with 50.8 seconds remaining to make it 80-74 but Cagayan’s lead was just too big to take down.


Cagayan assistant coach Nonoy Bonleon said his team lacked the intensity and the killer instinct, especially when they built a huge lead.


“They don’t have that killer instinct, when they build a huge lead they tend to relax and become complacent,” Bonleon said as his team tied Hapee with a 9-0 standing.

“They relaxed and that’s why Tanduay nearly caught up.”

With the 9-0 card, Cagayan is set for its first ever semifinals bye even with two more games remaining.

Cagayan’s Adrian Celada led all scorers with 16 while Fil-Tongan Moala Tautuaa had a 12-point 10-rebound double-double.

Aljon Mariano and Jaypee Belencion had 13 points apiece for the 4-6 Tanduay.

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