Technological Institute of the Philippines continued to run roughshod in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, this time pulverizing Hyperwash, 92-71, Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Senegalese big man Papa Ndiaye, unstoppable down low, poured 28 points and cornered 17 rebounds to power the Engineers 2-0 lead in Group A.
Bryan Santos scored19 points while Christian Daguro added12 for the Enginers.
"We've been continuing what we've been doing since summer until eventually we get better," said an emotional coach Potit de Vera, who dedicated the victory to his late father.
TIP broke away in the second half, slowly building on the lead before staging a 16-3 assault to open the payoff period that turned a 73-59 lead to its biggest at 27, 89-62, with 3:59 remaining.
Everything went the way of the Engineers as they won the rebounding battle, 63-42, while outscoring the Vipers in the paint, 48-22.
Khasim Mirza topscored for Hyperwash with 22 points while Jeric Fortuna added 16.
Italiano's Homme def. McDavid-La Salle Araneta
Italiano's Homme frustrated McDavid-La Salle Araneta in a high-scoring contest, 123-107.
Marlon Gozum had a game-high 34 points on 16-of-21 shooting and sparked a third quarter rally that put Italiano's ahead after three quarters.
Paolo Pontejos produced 29 points and five assists, Marlon Monte had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Francis Munsayac had 17, and Jan Colina made 14 markers and 13 boards for Italiano's Homme which outscored McDavid-Las Salle Araneta, 34-22, in the third.
Italiano's Homme trailed 78-64 early in the third quarter before going on a 26-7 scoring explosion to take a 90-85 lead.
McDavid-La Salle Araneta clawed back and regained a 101-100 lead with 7:20 left to play. But it never lead again after Italiano's Homme responded with a 23-6 blitz to finish the game.
Nigerian center Henry Iloka had 35 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Stallions, who fell to 0-2.
Eduardo Doroteo Jr. had 20 points and Jonas Briones added 15 points for McDavid-La Salle Araneta.
Hazchem def. Nailtalk-Savio
Hazchem opened its campaign in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on a high note, beating fellow debutant Nailtalk-Savio, 98-78, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Raymark Matias finished with a double double with 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Green Warriors' balanced scoring. All but two players in the squad scored at least two points in the victory.
After nearly losing a 15-point second quarter lead, the Green Warriors surged back in the third canto, unloading a 9-0 blitz en route to a 66-47 advantage with 4:44 on the clock.
Nailtalk-Savio, though, fought back again and got to within just eight, 80-72, with 6:20 left in the game before Matias and Marvin Morraga nailed back-to-back hits to restore order en route to the lopsided win.
Normel Delos Reyes led the Unicorns with 19 points. RR De Leon supplied 15 points and seven rebounds, and Jasper Boac chimed in 10 markers and 11 boards.