PBA: Aces stop TNT for third straight win
Paul Lintag on May 13, 2018 06:43 PM
The Aces rolled to their third straight victory in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, stopping the KaTropa, , Sunday at the Ynares Center.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Alaska's winning streak continues at the expense of TNT.
The Aces rolled to their third straight victory in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, stopping the KaTropa, 110-100, Sunday at the Ynares Center here.
Alaska improved to 3-1 in the standings, tied with TNT at the top.
"I didn't expect that," head coach Alex Compton said as the Aces led by as many as 25 points in the fourth period, 92-67.
"I got a little scared at the end but I was very happy with our defensive energy," he added.
Vic Manuel's mid-season tear continues, leading Alaska with 29 points and 12 rebounds.
This is the second time in three games that the Manuel has set a new PBA career high in points. He scored 27 against Blackwater and 26 vs. Columbian.
Import Antonio Campbell was also impressive, finishing with 23 points and 20 rebounds for the Aces.
Against one of the league's best offenses, Alaska actually matched TNT on offense, firing 34 points right in the opening period with Campbell leading the way.
The Aces then pulled away for good in the second quarter and mostly just the KaTropa at bay in the second half.
Five players scored in double figures for TNT with Jayson Castro leading the crew with 18 points and six assists. Terrence Romeo was right behind with 17 markers and eight dimes.
Import Jeremy Tyler added 16 points but only three came in the second half.
ALASKA 110 — Manuel 29, Campbell 23, Casio 10, Abueva 9, Banchero 8, Racal 8, Enciso 7, Magat 7, Thoss 5, Teng 4, Baclao 0, Exciminiano 0, Potts 0.
TNT 100 — Castro 18, Romeo 17, Tyler 16, Rosario 15, Cruz 10, Pogoy 9, Semerad 5, Trollano 5, Reyes 3, Paredes 2, Carey 0, Garcia 0, Golla 0, Saitanan 0.
Quarters: 34-26, 59-43, 85-67, 110-100.
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