PBA: Compton offers no excuse as Alaska takes another beating

Paul Lintag on Mar 14, 2019 02:02 PM
PBA: Compton offers no excuse as Aces take another beating
“Most of our losses have been pretty bad. Rain or Shine, Phoenix and this loss,” head coach Alex Compton said after his Aces got torched in the second half by the Road Warriors.

To say that Alaska’s season has been a challenge would be an understatement.

The Aces have struggled with injuries in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup, with several key guys from their Finals run in the 2018 Governors’ Cup missing in action.

Still, Alaska has been picking up some wins. The only problem is that the Aces have struggled to be consistent in doing that as well.

One week they’re dominated to start the year and then a few days later they make a complete turnaround.

Another week they demolish Ginebra and a few games later they’re losing by 25 to a struggling NLEX team with an ejected head coach.

“Most of our losses have been pretty bad. Rain or Shine, Phoenix and this loss,” head coach Alex Compton said after his Aces got torched in the second half by the Road Warriors.

“It's been a challenging conference but there's never an excuse for getting outworked. We don't have an excuse for getting clearly outworked. That's not okay,” he added.

One thing that could help Alaska for sure will be to field a complete team.

However, until the injured Aces return, Compton will not give his team the excuse for playing the way they played against NLEX or against any other team for that matter.

“They're out. It's not an excuse though. I understand you guys have to ask that question. It's not in any way connected to the way we played today,” Compton said.

“Everybody who stepped on that floor had Alaska across their chest, they're expected to play a certain way. We didn't meet that standard at all today. A couple guys were solid but for the most part as a team, pretty bad,” he added.

 


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