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Tanduay sets twin records

/ 05:00 AM July 11, 2017
Tanduay’s Jerwin Gaco: 21 points —PBA IMAGES

Tanduay’s Jerwin Gaco: 21 points —PBA IMAGES

Tanduay set two records in one game, but that hardly mattered for coach Lawrence Chongson in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup.

“Those records mean nothing if we don’t make it to the next round,” Chongson said after the Rhum Masters overwhelmed Zark’s Burgers, 141-65, Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

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“The only record we want is to be a champion.”

The Rhum Masters set new league records for most points scored in a game, eclipsing Racal Motors’ previous 140 against the Jawbreakers on June 8, and the biggest winning margin at 76, topping the 67-point blowout by Cignal over Gamboa Coffee Mix on June 15.

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Jerwin Gaco wasted no time as he set the tone early, unloading 14 of his 21 points during the Rhum Masters’ 35-6 start.

James Martinez had a hand in the rout, too, as he went 5-of-8 from beyond the arc to finish with 23 points on top of nine assists.

Racal Motors also easily dispatched Gamboa Coffee Mix, 107-60, in the second game.

Rian Ayonayon drained 26 points on a 10-of-13 shooting clip and also dished out seven assists and five steals to lead Racal past Gamboa, which scored only 13 points in the second half. —WITH CARLO ANOLIN, KRISTOFER PURNELL

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