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Marinerong Pilipino routs Hazchem, Black Mamba rallies past Alberei

Eloy Poligrates had 19 points and six assists in the win for Marinerong Pilipino. PBA Media Group

Eloy Poligrates put on a show late as Marinerong Pilipino dominated Hazchem for a 118-71 victory on Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

The bull-strong Cebuano guard came away with19 points and had six assists for the Skippers, who proved too tough an opponent for the Green Warriors.

JR Alabanza scattered 15 of his 17 points in the first half as the Skippers broke away early that saw them enjoying a 26-16 lead after one quarter.

Dan Sara and Jordan Rios scores 12 and 11 points respectively while William McAloney registered a double-double with his 10 points and 13 rebounds for Marinerong Pilipino, which held a 56-31 advantage at halftime.

Raymark Matias topscored with 17 points for Hazchem, which dropped to 1-1.

In the first game, Black Mamba battled back from an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Alberei, 86-82, on Monday in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Dahrell Caranguian unloaded nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to spark a 21-to-nothing run as Black Mamba turned a 79-61 deficit to an 82-79 lead with 2:32 to play.

"I told them we just have to play tough defense," said coach Vis Valencia of the turnaround. "We're trying to do full court press. We're already down, so that's what worked."

Caranguian, the fearless guard out of De Ocampo Memorial College, also grabbed seven rebounds and two assists in the breakthrough win for the debuting Black Mamba.

Clark Derige added a double-double with his 14 points, 11 rebounds, and three steals, while John Tayongtong added 10 points, six coming in the payoff period.

Bobby Balucanag also played significant minutes, finishing with eight points and 13 rebounds.

Alberei squandered a golden chance to bounce back and absorbed its second loss in as many games in Group B.

Reil Cervantes led the Kings' 16-3 third quarter breakaway that stretched a 55-54 advantage to 71-57, but went silent when the Kings needed him the most in the clutch.

The ex-pro out of Far Eastern University uncorked 23 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists in the loss.

Jonathan Parreno also saw his 15-point performance on an efficient 4-of-5 clip from deep flushed down the drain in the meltdown.