by Jonas Terrado
BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare cruised past the Alberei Kings, 114-81, at the start of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday at the Paco Arena in Manila.
Jhaps Bautista fired 21 points, Chris Dumapig scored 12 of his 18 points while Mohammad Pare had 14 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks as the Saints begin their campaign in the league’s second conference on a bright note.
The team is hoping to make it all the way in the tournament with the St. Clare side that lost to Centro Escolar University in the First Conference semifinals joining forces with former players from Che’Lu Bar and Grill.
Coach Stevenson Tiu also got 13 points from Jherald James Mancho and 11 points from Joshua Fontanilla to help BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare’s cause.
In other results, debuting Asia’s Lashes Tomas Morato spoiled the triple-double performance of Aaron Black to slip past AMA Online Education, 106-105.
Black tallied 25 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists but the Titans fell short despite erasing a 13-point lead to go in front going into the final minute.
Technological Institute of the Philippines crushed McDavid-La Salle Araneta, 108-81, behind 26 points from Senegalese center Papa Ndiaye and 18 points from Bryan Santos.