PHOENIX-FAR Eastern University coach Eric Gonzales wants the Accelerators to shake off complacency when they go for a share of the lead in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup today.
The Accelerators, who mounted an incredible comeback from 22 points down last week, target a third straight victory versus University of the Philippines-QRS/Jam Liner at 2 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
“Our challenge here is to play our best,” said Gonzales. “I told them if they don’t play right, they’re being arrogant since they’re not respecting the game.”
What was supposed to be a marquee matchup between two undefeated teams turned out to be a one-sided affair, as CafeFrance humbled UP QRS/JAM Liner in a wire-to-wire 94-73 win on Thursday to stay undefeated in the 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.
Firing off a blazing 11-0 start, the Bakers easily took care of business and extended the lead to as high as 27, 74-47, in the third period.
Cafe France tied Caida Tile at first place with a 3-0 card.
Tanduay made easy pickings of Mindanao in a 39-point rout, 95-56, Thursday for its first win in the 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena.
JP Belencion captained the assault with 18 points, while Adrian Santos helped him with 14 markers and seven rebounds.
Lucas Tagarda and Rudy Lingganay also registered 12 points apiece to help the Rhum Masters nail their first win in three outings.
UNBEATEN teams Cafe France and UP/QRS JAM Liner seek a piece of the lead when they collide today in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Gametime is at 4 p.m. with the Bakers and Fighting Maroons looking to join Caida Tiles on top of the standings with a third straight victory.
The Mindanao Agilas tangle with the Tanduay Rhum Masters in the 2 p.m. clash with both teams seeking breakthrough wins after opening with back-to-back losses.
Caida Tile fended off a late scare from Wangs to come away with a 110-106 win and take solo lead in 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at San Juan Arena.
Jiovani Jalalon once again starred for the undefeated Tile Masters with 22 points, nine assists, four rebounds, and two steals, while top rookie pick Jason Perkins got a double-double with 19 markers and 14 boards before fouling out late.
Jonathan Grey scored 17 points, while Chris Javier and Billy Robles both had 10 markers apiece.
Mike Tolomia ignited a blistering third quarter fightback as Phoenix-FEU battled back from 22-points down to shock AMA, 114-102, and stay unscathed in the 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at San Juan Arena.
The shifty guard unleashed 16 points in the third quarter and finished with a triple-double of 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to carry the Accelerators in the huge comeback victory.
Roger Pogoy had 21 markers, while Mac Belo bucked his foul-plagued first half to wound up with 18 points and five boards.
HOPING to stick to what works in the past, Cafe France kicks off its bid for a second straight title with a virtually intact lineup in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday.
The Bakers, still mentored by Egay Macaraya, test league newcomer Mindanao Aguilas at 2 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Phoenix Petroleum-Far Eastern University, another debuting team, takes on Wangs Basketball in the second game at 4 p.m.