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August 05, 2019

Saints cruise to third straight win

BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare outplayed Technological Institute of the Philippines in the second half and came away with an 85-70 victory on Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Jhaps Bautista drilled three triples in the fourth quarter as the Saints went on a 23-5 run that broke the game wide open.

The veteran sniper shot 3-of-7 from downtown and went on to finish with 13 points as BRT Sumisip-Basilan stayed atop Group B with a 3-0 mark.

"Yun ang nireremind ko sa veterans ko, na sila dapat ang mag-adjust dahil sila ang bago sa team," said coach Stevenson Tiu.

Irven Palencia was the top scorer for the Saints with17 points while Malian center Mohammad Pare recorded a double-double with his 13 points and 12 boards and James Manacho had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

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TIP picked up its first defeat in three games.

Bryan Santos carried the Engineers with 23 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Christian Daguro got 11 points, four assists and three steals.

Senegalese slotman Papa Ndiaye was limited to just nine points on a 2-of-11 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds in the losing effort.

The Scores:

BRT SUMISIP-ST. CLARE 85 -- Palencia 17, Pare 13, Bautista 13, Fontanilla 11, Manacho 11, Lunor 9, Ng 5, Rubio 2, Hallare 2, Santos 2, Penaredondo 0, Rivera 0, Decano 0, Tiquia 0.

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TIP 70 -- B. Santos 23, Daguro 11, Ndiaye 9, I. Santos 7, Sandagon 5, Carurucan 4, Tan 3, Calara 2, Pasamante 2, Calisay 2, Ramilo 2, Jimenez 0, Pinca 0, Navarro 0, Enrile 0.

Quarters: 14-12, 37-35, 60-54, 85-70.