• Café France pummels AMA in D-League

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    Cafe France rebounded big and downed AMA Online Education, 92-86 in the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

    Carl Bryan Cruz led the attack with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Congolese big man Rod Ebondo imposed his presence in the paint with 16 markers and nine boards.

    Aaron Jeruta also had 12 points, eight assists, and five rebounds, while Paul Zamar buried 11 in the victory.

    Despite the win, coach Egay Macaraya remains unsatisfied with the Bakers’ effort for the day.

    “The boys were complacent. Good thing for us is nanalo pa rin kami,” he said. “Kailangan lang namin ‘yung energy and effort. Para kasing nasanay na kami na makakapunta lang ng championship na wala kaming ginagawa. Hopefully, ma-correct namin ‘yun.”

    Cafe France rebounded from its first defeat of the tourney, an 84-80 loss to Tanduay on Thursday.

    The Bakers pulled away in the second quarter, holding a 48-31 at halftime and extending the lead to as high as 18, 57-39.

    Rashawn McCarthy marked his AMA return with 25 points, nine assists, and six rebounds, while Ryan Arambulo had 18 markers.

    Jay-R Taganas also got 16 points and 16 boards in the defeat.

    Games Thursday
    Strike Gym, Bacoor, Cavite
    2 p.m. Blustar Detergent vs Topstar ZC Mindanao
    4 p.m. Tanduay vs Racal

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