PBA: Aces erase 15-point deficit to win 5th straight game

Paul Lintag on Jun 02, 2018 06:41 PM
PBA: Aces erase 15-point deficit to win 5th straight game
Alaska flipped the switch late in the third period and pulled away in the fourth, completing the 21-point turnaround.

Alaska is still on a roll.

The Aces erased a 15-point deficit Saturday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, beating Globalport, 109-103, at the Big Dome.

Alaska flipped the switch late in the third period and pulled away in the fourth, completing the 21-point turnaround.

With the win, the Aces' fifth straight, Alaska moved to 5-1 in the standings.

"I love the grit and I expected that we’d need it this game," head coach Alex Compton said.

"I think GlobalPort is the grittiest teams in the league. They’re physical, they play hard," he added.

Globalport got of to a quick 9-0 start right from the opening tip.

The Batang Pier led by as many as 15 in the first half, 54-39.

Behind Vic Manuel and Chris Banchero, the Aces bounce back in the second half. Before the third quarter was over, Alaska was already up by two, 85-83.

Alaska pulled away in the fourth, taking a 12-point lead, 105-93, before holding on for a six-point win.

Manuel led the way for Alaska with 22 points while Banchero finished with 19 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Import Antonio Campbell added 18 points and 18 boards.

For Globalport (3-4), Malcolm White scored 27 and Stanley Pringle dropped 26 points.

 


The Scores:

Alaska (109): Manuel 22, Banchero 19, Campbell 18, Casio 12, Racal 10, Thoss 8, Teng 8, Enciso 6, Exciminiano 3, Magat 3

GlobalPort (103): White 27, Pringle 26, Anthony 16, Nabong 12, Javelona 7, Grey 6, Tautuaa 5, Elorde 4, Sargent 0, Teng 0, Araña 0

Quarter scores: 20-29, 50-59, 85-83, 109-103


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