Alab Pilipinas ignites in ABL 10 after Wyatt takeover

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 27, 2019 10:27 PM
Alab Pilipinas ignites in ABL 10 after Wyatt takeover
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Khalif Wyatt was not letting San Miguel Alab Pilipinas commence its campaign in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League with back-to-back losses.

The American reinforcement came through when it mattered most, Wednesday in Foshan, China and carried the Filipinos from a 10-point deficit in the last five minutes of regulation all the way to claiming a 114-110 come-from-behind overtime victory versus home team Wolf Warriors.

Wyatt scored 17 of his 24 points in the final frame and overtime on top of seven assists and six rebounds while Jason Brickman delivered the goods with 14 markers, 12 dimes, and seven boards as the Philippines got going following a season-opening loss.

That didn’t look like it was going to be the case in the last five minutes of regulation as they found themselves trailing, 75-85, before Jordan Heading energized them into forcing overtime.

In the extra period, Alab was yet again chasing down a three-point deficit, 100-103, before Wyatt’s triples bookended a 10-2 run that put them ahead, 110-105, with under two minutes left.

Douglas Herring and Steven Thomas pulled the home team within two, 110-112, before Brandon Ganuelas-Rosser and Brickman completed the comeback once and for all with a chasedown block and a high looper, respectively.

BOX SCORES

SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 114 - Heading 27, Wyatt 24, King 18, Brickman 14, Gray 12, Vigil 7, Forbes 5, Rosser 5, Domingo 2.

WOLF WARRIORS 110 - Boyd 38, Cai 22, Herring 19, Thomas 19, Shentu 10, King 2, Yan 0, Liu 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 30-20, 53-45, 65-74, 96-96, 114-110.

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