PBA: Alaska back on win track after turning back Blackwater
MANILA, Philippines–Alaska carved out a 101-91 decision over Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.
Jeron Teng led the way with 19 points, while import Franko House and Abu Tratter each added 18 in the Aces’ return to the win column for a 2-6 card.
“I just commend the guys for sticking to this process that we’re on,” said Aces coach Jeff Cariaso. “Despite of our record, the boys still came out and gave their best.”
His wards went on to lead by as many as 26 points.
“Until it’s clear we don’t have a chance, we’re going to battle it out,” Carias said of the team’s playoff chances.
The Elite drew 19 points from import Marqus Blakely. KG Canaleta, who was shipped from Meralco via trade, tossed in 18, while both Ray Parks Jr. and Mac Belo chipped in 14.
Alaska hopes to get a streak going against NorthPort Sunday next week.
Blackwater, which slid to the bottom of the standings with a 2-6 record, hopes to rebound against crowd darling Ginebra this Wednesday.
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