Tanduay blows by CEU to score first win

MANILA — Tanduay bounced back from its stinging defeat to Cignal through a 75-60 rout of CEU in the main game of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup twinbill at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Tuesday.

The Rhum Masters outscored the Scorpions, 30-14, in the third quarter to turn a close first half to a blowout.

Lester Alvarez and Adi Santos each put up 16 markers for Tanduay with the latter coming close to a double-double after hurling nine rebounds as well.

Jay-R Taganas also came near to a double-double after grabbing 12 rebounds and eight points along with three assists and two steals.

Rod Ebondo did have a double-double for CEU, making 20 markers and 14 boards with one assist and two blocks.

Box Scores:

Tanduay 75-Alvarez 16, Santos 16, Varilla 11, Taganas 8, Vigil 6, Palma 6, Terso 5, Eguilos 3, Sollano 2, Tambeling 2

CEU 60 – Ebondo 20, Casiño 11, Manlangit 8, Wamar 7, Cruz 5, Aquino 4, Uri 3, Guinitaran 2, Jeruta 0, Intic 0, Arim 0, Saber 0, Baconcon 0

Quarterscores: 13-12, 30-28, 60-42, 75-60. Ivan Saldajeno/PNA-northboundasia.com