ABL: New-look Alab Pilipinas scores much-needed win away from home
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 23, 2020 10:17 PM
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San Miguel Alab Pilipinas lost a lead as big as 19, but recovered just in time to silence home team Hong Kong, 77-76, Thursday inside the Southorn Stadium.
Up big in the third quarter, the Filipinos found themselves trailing, 71-74, all of a sudden.
Still, two minutes remained and the Philippines didn't quit just yet with reinforcements Sam Deguara and Nick King hitting back-to-back short stabs to send their squad back ahead, 77-76.
Following yet another defensive stop, new import Prince Williams turned the ball over, though, giving a golden opportunity to Eastern to complete a come-from-behind win.
Only, Miah Gray blocked Jon Siu's corner triple try, saving the day for Alab.
The gutsy win was much welcome as they had dropped two of the last three.
With that, the Filipinos improved to 6-3.
SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 77 - King 24, Williams 14, Deguara 12, Gray 11, Vigil 5, Heading 3, Brickman 2, Domingo 2, Rosser 2, Caracut 0.
HONG KONG EASTERN 76 - Raley-Ross 33, Costner 19, Holyfield 13, Siu 8, Guinchard 2, Ng 1, Xu 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 23-14, 45-30, 63-60, 77-76.
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