PBA: Aces destroy Columbian by 31 points

Paul Lintag on May 04, 2018 06:33 PM
PBA: Aces destroy Columbian by 31 points
Alaska outscored the Dyip in the pivotal second period, 42-9, to reduce the second half to mere garbage time.

Alaska didn't care for Columbian's early-conference improvements.

The Aces issued a strong statement Friday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, destroying the Dyip with a 31-point beatdown, 134-103, at the Big Dome.

After a high-scoring opening quarter which ended with Alaska taking a 31-28 lead, the Aces went to work, shutting down Columbian to enter the break up by 36 points.

Alaska outscored the Dyip in the pivotal second period, 42-9, to reduce the second half to mere garbage time.

"Guys played so well in the second quarter [and we're] just trying to avoid any third-quarter meltdown," head coach Alex Compton said.

"The entire team played defense, moved the ball well. We forced them to miss some shots and we got some easy baskets off some of the defensive activities that we did and I think that was the game," he added.

Vic Manuel led the Alaska attack in that crucial second quarter, outscoring Columbian by himself, 13-9.

Manuel scored 20 in the first half and finished with a team-high 26 for the whole game, one point short of his career-high set during the Aces' previous outing.

Import Antonio Campbell added 22 points for Alaska while Noy Baclao was good for 12.

After putting the game away in the second period, Alaska led by as many as 43 points in the fourth before settling for a 31-point win. The Aces are now 2-1 in the mid-season joust while the Dyip dropped to 2-2.

Columbian got 39 points and 16 rebounds from new import John Fields. Fields replaced CJ Aiken.

 


The Scores:

 

ALASKA 134 — Manuel 26, Campbell 22, Baclao 12, Galliguez 10, Banchero 9, Magat 9, Abueva 8, Casio 8, R. Pascual 8, Potts 6, Teng 5, Exciminiano 4, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Andrada 0, Enciso 0.

COLUMBIAN 103 — Fields 39, Camson 10, Celda 10, King 8, Lastimosa 8, McCarthy 7, Cabrera 6, Gabriel 4, Yee 4, Khobuntin 3, Cahilig 2, Sara 2, Ababou 0, Corpuz 0, Escoto 0, Tubid 0.

 

Quarters: 31-28, 73-37, 106-72, 134-103.

 

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