Batangas-EAC ended its campaign in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup on a good note, keeping AMA Online Education winless with a 91-78 stunner Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
The Generals fought back from a 12-point deficit and staged a scathing 21-0 blast to take the 80-69 lead with exactly five minutes to play as the Titans had no more answers to the rampage.
“We are very grateful with the turnaround from our game na napakasama. Nakarecover yung mga players. Credit to them,” said coach Oliver Bunyi.
“Di ko na masyadong ginamit yung board. I told them it’s all in their hands. May tinatawag kaming perfect effort and na-accomplish namin yun,” he added.
Earvin Mendoza captained the uprising for Batangas-EAC with 24 points, built on six treys, to go with three assists and three steals.
Cedric de Joya also poured 18 points, while Jebb Bulawan got 15 points, 10 boards and three blocks.
Batangas-EAC wrapped up its run in the second conference with a 4-6 record.
Domark Matillano paced AMA with 19 points, while Owen Graham notched double-double with his 20 rebounds to go along 15 points, three steals and three blocks.
However, those efforts were not meant to be as the Titans ended up winless in 10 tries.
Batangas-EAC 91 – Mendoza 24, De Joya 18, Bulawan 15, Saldana 12, De Guzman 7, Tabi 5, Delfinado 3, Derige 3, Mohammed 2, Dela Pena 2, Diolanto 0, Arim 0, Harris 0.
AMA Online Education 78 – Matillano 19, Garcia 15, Graham 15, Soriano 14, Paras 8, Cariaga 3, Asuncion 2, Barde 0, Alao 0, Jordan 0, Rivera 0.
Quarterscores: 17-20, 40-50, 63-69, 91-78.