Wangs Basketball used a strong start and even stronger finish to score a 110-85 rout of AMA Online Education Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
Robbie Herndon com-manded the blowout as he scattered 23 points, 13 rebounds and three assists in the win.
With the Fil-Am swing-man leading the parade, the rest of the Couriers followed suit, with all but one of coach Pablo Lucas’ players scoring a field goal in the comfortable victory.
John Ambulodto tallied 12 markers and eight boards, Michael Juico got 12 points, four rebounds, and two assists, and John Montemayor had 12 mar-kers and three boards to help Wangs notch back-to-back victories and improve to 5-3.
“Nag-work hard lang yung mga players sa defense at yun ang nag-dala ng panalo sa amin,” said Lucas.
The Couriers superb start allowed them to jump to an early 30-11 lead after the first period.
But the Titans would fight back, cutting the deficit to as low as six, 52-46 with 7:46 to play, before Wangs rekindled its fire and started to run away with the game anew, holding a lead as high as 29, 98-69, after a pair of threes from Herndon with 3:47 left to play.
WANGS BASKETBALL 110 – Herndon 23, Montemayor 12, Juico 12, Ambulodto 12, Riley 11, Bitoon 10, Tayongtong 9, De Chavez 7, Habelito 6, Arambulo 6, Sorela 2, King 0.
AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 85 – Subido 35, Bonleon 11, Paras 8, Flores 7, Alas 7, Macaranas 5, Celso 3, Alupani 3, Asuncion 2, Carpio 2, Villanueva 2, Salonga 0, Malones 0, Jordan 0.
Quarters: 30-11, 49-38, 81-57, 110-85.