Aces finally stop losing skid with rousing win over SMB

Paul Lintag on Sep 02, 2017 08:29 PM
Aces finally stop losing skid with rousing win over SMB
Buck Henton was the star of the show for Alaska, coming through with 36 points and 12 rebounds as the Aces snapped a franchise-worst 14-game losing skid.

"Malaska" is no more.

For the first time since April 2, Alaska has won a PBA game after the Aces beat the Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beermen, 90-79, in the 2017 Governors' Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Gym Saturday.

Buck Henton was the star of the show for Alaska, coming through with 36 points and 12 rebounds as the Aces snapped a franchise-worst 14-game losing skid.

Alaska also beat San Miguel for the first time in nine tries or since Game 3 of the 2016 Philippine Cup Finals. The Aces moved to 1-6 in the season-ending joust.

Turning to its signature defense, Alaska frustrated San Miguel all game long, finally finding the right combination to put an end to two separate droughts.

Calvin Abueva and Sonny Thoss provided the back up for Henton, finishing with 13 and 12 points respectively.

The Beermen, who are now 3-3 after back-to-back losses, got 29 points from Arwind Santos who played in front of his hometown crowd.

However, San Miguel got practically nothing from new import Terik Bridgewater who finished with only two points.

 

The scores

ALASKA 90 - Henton 36, Abueva 13, Thoss 12, Casio 9, Banchero 6, Galliguez 5, Enciso 4, Mendoza 2, Pascual 2, Racal 1, Baclao 0, Magat 0

SAN Miguel 79 - Santos 29, Cabagnot 14, Fajardo 12, Lassiter 6, Ross 4, Heruela 4, Espinas 4, Pessumal 3, Bridgeman 2, Ganuelas Rosser 1, Semerad 0

Quarterscores: 19-9, 44-31, 63-53, 90-79


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