Teng drops 30 pts anew
Much as he had done for most of the tournament, Jeron Teng took charge in the second half as Flying V turned back Tanduay, 104-89, on Thursday to extend its unbeaten start to six games in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.
Teng poured 19 of his 30 points in the last two quarters as the Thunder put away the Rhum Masters with a blistering second half to tighten their grip of the top spot ahead of Cignal HD, which held off Batangas, 70-66, in the first game.
It marked the third time in the tournament that the former De La Salle standout breached the 30-point mark.
“We knew that in the first half the defense was concentrated on Jeron,” said Thunder coach Eric Altamirano. “So we wanted to move the ball around first and be unpredictable.”
Teng scored or assisted on the Thunder’s last 14 points in the third period, which Flying V closed out with a 12-0 run. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN AND KRISTOFER PURNELL
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