PBA: Harris fires 44 points as Aces pound on Columbian

Paul Lintag on Oct 17, 2018 06:41 PM
PBA: Harris fires 44 points as Aces pound on Columbian
Losing to Magnolia for solo first place last Sunday, Alaska got a huge performance from import Mike Harris to maintain a top-4 spot in the standings.

Alaska is still on track for a twice-to-beat edge in the playoffs.

The Aces vented their frustrations on Columbian, scoring a convincing 104-94 victory Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Losing to Magnolia for solo first place last Sunday, Alaska got a huge performance from import Mike Harris to maintain a top-4 spot in the standings.

Harris scored 44 points and the Aces improved to 6-2, tied with idle Blackwater for third place. Harris also had 27 rebounds.

Despite the win, head coach Alex Compton is not too happy about his Aces, saying the locals need to help their import better.

"Mike Harris having 44 and 27 would be a nice formula. I'm glad that we have a great import [but] that's no excuse for us not to do our jobs," Compton said.

"We gotta get better," he added.

Harris already had 40 through three quarters but the Aces struggled to put away Columbian even though they led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

After Harris, three locals finished in double figures for the Aces led by Vic Manuel with 16.

For Columbian Akeem Wright and Jackson Corpuz scored 19 points each. The Dyip remain winless with a 0-9 card.

 

The Scores:

 

Alaska 104 - Harris 44, Manuel 16, Banchero 10, Casio 10, Baclao 6, Thoss 6, Enciso 4, Exciminiano 4, Racal 2, Teng 2, Pascual 0.

Columbian 94 - Wright 19, Corpuz 19, King 14, Celda 11, Reyes 8, McCarthy 7, Tubid 6, Lastimosa 6, Khobuntin 2, Ababou 2, Cabrera 0, Cahilig 0. 

Quarters: 33-24, 53-43, 85-72, 104-94.


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