The Cagayan Rising Suns earned a place in the PBA D-League record books albeit in a negative way.
Blackwater Sports handed the Rising Suns their ninth loss in the Foundation Cup with a 106-82 decision Tuesday at the San Juan Gym.
The Elite clinched at least a quarterfinal berth at the expense of the Rising Suns, who became the first team in D-League history to finish the conference winless.
Five players scored in double figures for Blackwater with AJ Mandani leading the way with 18 points as Blackwater improved its record to 5-3 for fourth place behind Big Chill (5-2)
“I told the boys to be confident but not be overconfident kasi ayaw namin na matsambahan kami,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.
In the second game, Junior Powerade finished its campaign with an 87-79 overtime victory over quarterfinal-seeking RnW Pacific Pipes.
Claude Cubo scored the game-tying basket while Mike Gamboa took charge in the extra period to cap off the eliminations with a 3-6 win-loss card.
The Steelmasters fell to 4-4 as they came into the game needing a win to formalize their slot in the quarterfinals.
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