PBA D-League: Daquioag shines as Phoenix routs Tanduay | Inquirer Sports

PBA D-League: Daquioag shines as Phoenix routs Tanduay

/ 06:44 PM June 07, 2016

Ed Daquioag. PBA IMAGES

Ed Daquioag. PBA IMAGES

Ed Daquioag exploded in the first half as Phoenix disposed of Tanduay, 98-79, for its first win in the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.

The former UST stalwart led the 24-0 tear which gave the Accelerators a commanding 47-22 advantage near the end of the second period. They went on cruise control in the second half and led by as big as 27, 73-46, against the Rhum Masters.

Daquioag finished with 22 points,  five rebounds and three assists to lead Phoenix, Mike Tolomia added 15 markers, five boards, and four dimes, while Roger Pogoy chipped in 12.

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“Nung ino-obserbahan ko sila sa practice, sabi ko I’m very happy sa nakikita ko. They enjoy playing with each other and they’re playing confident with each other,” said coach Eric Gonzales. “Kitang kita yung trust nila sa isa’t isa and I just warned them to not underestimate the opponent but respect them and play their best effort.”

Jovet Mendoza paced the Rhum Masters with 11 points.

The Scores:

PHOENIX 98 – Daquioag 22, Tolomia 15, Pogoy 12, Inigo 8, Jamito 8, Andrada 7, Escoto 6, Mendoza 5, Belo 4, Pascual 4, Tamsi 3, Batino 2, Knuttel 2.
TANDUAY 79 – Mendoza 11, Acibar 9, Alolino 9, Lingganay 9, Santos 9, Vigil 8, Tagarda 6, Celda 5, Javillonar 5, Acuna 4, Gotladera 3, Belencion 1, Cenal 0.

Quarters: 20-17, 47-27, 75-50, 98-79.

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