PBA 2018: Alaska Aces pounces Meralco, 80-72
August 24, 2018 – MOA Arena
By Rock Punzalan
PBA News 2018: Alaska Aces pounced Meralco Bolts, 80-72 to register its first victory in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Friday at the MOA Arena in Pasay. Mike Harris starred for the Aces with his 23 markers and 15 boards, while returning Chris Banchero had 13 points, 6 caroms and 5 dimes.
➤ Banchero came back from a personal leave of absence (due to personal emergency) to lead the Aces anew. The Alaska franchise emerged victorious even if they traded away their star forward Calvin Abueva to the Phoenix FuelMasters.
➤ Reliable Allen Durham backstopped the Bolts with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 dishes, while Chris Newsome made 14 goals and 7 rebounds.
➤ Alaska is now 1-0 in the Governors’ Cup, while Meralco fell to a regrettable 1-2 slate.