Parks scores 30, Alab Pilipinas posts first win in ABL
Alab Pilipinas drew another stat-stuffing showing from Ray Parks to turn back newcomer Kaohsiung Truth, 92-81, for its first win in the Asean Basketball League Sunday night at Star Arena in Baliuag, Bulacan.
Parks dazzled anew with 30 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks to lead the Philippines, which bounced back from a 71-66 home loss to Singapore last week in Biñan, Laguna.
The 23-year-old Parks, a two-time UAAP MVP out of National University, has been doing it all for Alab Pilipinas averaging 24.5 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.5 blocks in his first two games.
Asean import Lawrence Domingo added 21 points on a hot-shooting night while Korean-American import Seung Jun Lee nearly had a double-double with eight points and 12 rebounds for the Philippines.
Former University of the Philippines point guard Mikee Reyes made his debut for the Truth. He scored 14 points.
Wesley Hsu paced Kaohsiung, which reeled to 0-3, with 23 points.
With a 1-1 record, Alab Pilipinas rose to third in the standings behind the undefeated Slingers (3-0) and league first-timer Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (2-0).
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