PBA: Alaska clobbers Blackwater for 2nd win
MANILA, Philippines — Alaska couldn’t do any wrong as it steamrolled Blackwater, 120-82, for its second win in the PBA Philippine Cup Tuesday night at AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center in Angeles, Pampanga.
Aces rookie Barkley Eboña played his best game yet as he led all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the field in 24 minutes of action.
Alaska, which improved to 2-2, scored the game’s first nine points and never looked back, taking a 38-17 advantage after the opening frame and pushing it to as high as 40.
Five more Aces hit double-digits with Robbie Herndon posting 21 points and Vic Manuel registering a near double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Alaska played like well-oiled machine, converting on 51% of its field goal attempts while dishing out 23 assists with only seven turnovers.
Ed Daquioag paced Blackwater (2-2) with 18 but even he struggled offensively with most of his points coming from the free throw line.
All 14 players scored at least two points for the Aces including Maverick Ahanmisi, who made his bubble debut after missing his team’s first three games.
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