Some late triples from De Ocampo and Madanly allowed TNT to briefly reclaim the lead as the team entered the halftime break tied at 52-apiece.
Phelps already had 24 big points at the half while TNT import Ammons tallied 13 over the first two periods. Madanly was also in double figures with 10 markers.
The KaTropa found their touch from long range in the third with De Ocampo, Madanly, Castro and Ryan Reyes all connecting from the outside early. That allowed TNT to gain a little bit of separation as they led by 13 points, 79-66, after a basket by Castro in transition.
But things would get out of hand from there as Madanly hit another from the outside before Larry Fonacier would get in on the act, knocking down a trey of his own. Kris Rosales capped the big quarter by beating the third quarter buzzer with another triple – the team’s ninth of the period – to head into the fourth leading by 20 big points, 88-68.
Madanly already had 19 points on 5-for-7 shooting from long range at the end of the third.
That didn’t stop in the fourth quarter as Madanly hit two more and Troy Rosario hit one as they pushed the lead to as high as 26, 103-77.
The Fuel Masters made a run in the endgame but could not get closer than seven points.
Phelps finished with 49 points and 18 rebounds but was far from enough for Phoenix in this one.
The final boxscores result:
TNT KATROPA 124 – Madanly 30, Ammons 22, De Ocampo 17, Rosales 13, Castro 11, Reyes 7, Fonacier 6, Rosario 5, Tautuaa 5, Carey 3, Williams 3, Nuyles 2, Ababou 0, Rosser 0.
PHOENIX 117 – Phelps 49, Enciso 17, Lee 15, Buenafe 8, Wilson J. 6, Baguio 5, Wilson W. 5, Lanete 4, Caperal 3, Cruz 3, Miranda 2, Pennisi 0, Urbiztondo 0, Torres 0, Borboran 0.
Quarters: 29-24, 52-52, 88-68, 124-117