by Jonas Terrado

Games Thursday (Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City)
1:30 p.m. — iWalk vs AMA
3:30 p.m. — Hyperwash vs St. Clare
5:30 p.m. — Asia’s Lashes vs CEU

Technological Institute of the Philippines gained the early lead in Group A of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup after cruising past Hyperwash, 92-71, Monday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Papi Ndiaye had 28 points and 17 rebounds while Bryan Santos added 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists as the Engineers picked up their second win in the conference.

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Pape Ndiaye of TIP gets past Khazim Mirza of Hyperwash (PBA Images)

The victory came after TIP opened its campaign with a 108-81 rout of McDavid-La Salle Araneta last Thursday at Paco Arena in Manila.

Ex-pros Khazim Mirza and Jeric Fortuna scored 22 and 16 points for Hyperwash in the loss.

In other results, Hazchem got 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists from Raymark Matias in routing fellow newcomer NailTalk-St. Dominic Salvo, 98-78.

Marvin Morraga added 11 points, six assists and three steals for the Green Warriors.

Normel delos Reyes scored 19 points and ex-University of the East cager RR de Leon added 15 points and seven rebounds for Nailtalk.

Italiano’s Homme beat McDavid, 123-107, in a high-scoring affair with Marlon Gozum scoring 34 points and former Jose Rizal University guard Paolo Pontejos adding 29 points.

Henry Iloka’s 35 points and 18 rebounds were not enough as McDavid-La Salle Araneta fell to 0-2.

The scores:
First Game
HAZCHEM 98 — Matias 24, Morraga 11, Trinidad 9, Elmejrab 8, Glorioso 8, Mendez 7, Sicat 6, Adviento 6, Ynion 6, Acain 4, Caparida 4, Dagupio 3, Arellano 2, Dela Pena 0, Serrano 0.

NAILTALK 78 — Delos Reyes 19, R. De Leon 15, Boac 10, Diaz 10, Colomot 7, Rublico 5, Mienlam 5, Ibarra 4, Tenedero 3, J. De Leon 0, Camaso 0.

Quarters: 28-19; 51-41; 76-59; 98-78.

Second Game
ITALIANO’S 123 — Gozum 34, Pontejos 29, Monte 19, Munsayac 17, Colina 14, Roy 8, Dela Cruz 2, Labastida 0.

MCDAVID 107 — Iloka 35, Doroteo 20, Briones 15, Batungbakal 11, Medina 10, Balbuena 7, Correche 4, Lorenzo 0, Esteban 2, Aquino 1, Pena 0, Ombao 0.

Quarters: 27-33; 60-68; 94-90; 123-107.

Third Game
TIP 92 — Ndiaye 28, B. Santos 19, Daguro 12, Sandagon 9, Calara 8, Jimenez 5, I. Santos 5, Carurucan 4, Pinca 1, Ang 1, Tan 0, Navarro 0, Enrile 0, Soriano 0.

HYPERWASH 71 — Mirza 22, Fortuna 16, Casajeros 12, Cariaga 6, Montilla 4, Buenafe 3, Meca 2, Dadjilul 2, Ferrer 2, Julkipli 2, De Ocampo 0.

Quarters: 28-21; 51-44; 73-59; 92-71.

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