PBA: Alaska overpowers Columbian to start Comm’s Cup

Paul Lintag on May 19, 2019 09:05 PM
PBA: Alaska overpowers Columbian to start Comm’s Cup
Alaska dominated the third, outscoring the Dyip, 34-13, to completely turn the game around in their favor.

All Alaska needed was one strong quarter.

The Aces started off the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on a high note, overpowering Columbian Sunday at the MOA Arena, 111-98.

Alaska dominated the third, outscoring the Dyip, 34-13, to completely turn the game around in their favor.

With import Chris Daniels at the lead, the Aces join Blackwater as early winners of the mid-season joust with identical 1-0 records.

“Always good to start off with a win,” said head coach Alex Compton.

“This game was really important for us. We have a nice run of 4 games ?in 10 days?, to get one is good,” he added.

After giving up 54 points in the first half, including 31 in teh second quarter, the Aces tightened things up in the third, limiting the Dyip to only 13 markers.

Alaska controlled the game from then on, taking its largest lead of the night at 20 points, 89-69, before cruising for the win.

Import Chris Daniels was the high man for the Aces, shooting 68 percent from the field for 25 points on top of 16 rebounds.

Chris Banchero added 20 points off the bench and Simon Enciso was good for another 19 in a starting role.

For the Dyip, it was Kyle Barone that led the way with 30 points and 22 rebounds. Top pick CJ Perez contributed 19 points in a losing effort.


The Scores:

ALASKA 111 -- Daniels 25, Banchero 20, Enciso 19, Cruz 14, Teng 8, Racal 7, Ayaay 7, Thoss 5, Casio 4, Baclao 2, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0.

COLUMBIAN 98 -- Barone 30, Perez 19, McCarthy 13, Calvo 10, Escoto 9, Corpuz 8, Camson 3, Celda 2, Tabi 2, Khobuntin 1, Cahilig 1, Faundo 0, Reyes 0, Agovida 0.

Quarters: 25-23, 48-54, 82-67, 111-98


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