PBA 2018:

Alaska overcomes Magnolia, snatches Game 3

December 9 – Ynares Center

PBA Finals 2018: Alaska overcomes Magnolia, snatches Game 3

Alaska Aces

PBA Finals News 2018: Alaska Aces overcame the Magnolia Hotshots, 100-71 to snatch Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals this Sunday at the Ynares Center. The Aces finally chalked up a victory to gain a 1-2 slate in their title showdown with the Hotshots. Import Mike Harris delivered the goods for Alaska with monstrous 36 markers and 18 boards, while Vic Manuel added 14 buckets.

Simon Enciso also finished with 12 points while former Gilas cager Carl Bryan Cruz chipped-in 10 goals for the Gatas Republik.

➤ The Alaska Aces put the game away in the third canto, courtesy of Harris 22 total quarter points. The Milkmen also outscored the Hotshots in the third by a gargantuan 33-14 difference. Overall, Alaska’s efficiency was visible in the total field-goals, making 38 of 78 shots for a 48% percentage, compared to Magnolia’s 26 of 77 goals (33%).

➤ Hotshots go-to-guy Romeo Travis paced the losing Magnolia with his 18 points and 3 boards, while Mark Barroca added 13 points and 3 dimes as well.

Alaska and Magnolia will lock horns once more for Game 4 of the PBA Finals this Wednesday, December 12 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 16-22, 50-36, 83-50, 100-71.

alaska: 100

Harris 36, Manuel 14, Enciso 12, Cruz 10, Banchero 6, J. Casio 4, Pascual 4, Galliguez 4, Teng 4, Andrada 2, Racal 2, Baclao 2, Potts 0, Exciminiano 0, Magat 0.

magnolia: 71

Travis 18, Barroca 13, Sangalang 7, Herndon 7, Mendoza 6, Dela Rosa 5, Abundo 4, Reavis 3, Jalalon 2, Lee 2, Melton 2, Ramos 2, Gamalinda 0, K. Pascual 0, Simon 0, Brondial 0.

Posted on December 10 - Ynares Center

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA Finals 2018:

Magnolia repeats over Alaska, leads 2-0

December 7 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA Finals News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots won anew over the Alaska Aces, 77-71 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in Game 2 of their Finals series in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Friday at the Araneta Coliseum. Jio Jalalon converted the Hotshots’ last six points in crunchtime to secure the Magnolia victory. Jalalon finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds, while import Romeo Travis led with 24 buckets and 9 boards.

➤ Post operator Ian Sangalang also contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds for Magnolia, while ace guard Paul Lee made 8 points and 4 rebounds.

Magnolia secured the game with impeccable defense over the Aces, causing 26 turnovers to Alaska courtesy of 20 total steals. The Hotshots also moved the ball better, dishing out 19 assists compared to the Aces 17 total.

➤ Reinforcement Mike Harris paced the Aces with 22 points and 13 caroms, while “muscle man” Vic Manuel had 10 points and 5 rebounds.

➤ Game 3 will be at the Ynares Center in Antipolo this Sunday, December 9.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 20-22, 36-41, 61-65, 77-71.

magnolia: 77

Travis 24, Sangalang 11, Lee 8, Dela Rosa 7, Jalalon 7, Reavis 6, Melton 5, Simon 4, Brondial 3, Barroca 2, Pascual 0, Herndon 0.

ALASKA: 71

Harris 22, Manuel 10, Banchero 9, Racal 7, Enciso 6, Casio 5, Exciminiano 4, Teng 4, Cruz 2, Thoss 2, Galliguez 0, Baclao 0, Pascual 0.

Posted on December 8 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA Finals 2018:

Magnolia scorches Alaska, takes Game 1

December 5 – Mall of Asia Arena

PBA Finals News 2018: Magnolia Hotshots scorched the Alaska Aces, 100-84 to take Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena this Wednesday. Romeo Travis powered the unstoppable Magnolia train with 29 markers, 13 caroms and 5 dimes, while Mark Barroca finished with 16 buckets and 6 steals.

Paul Lee also made 14 points for the Hotshots while guard Jio Jalalon added a triple-double of 7 goals, 12 boards, and 9 assists.

Magnolia outrebounded Alaska 50 to 43, and shot better from the rainbow territory, converting 8 of 18 treys (44%) compared to Alaska’s 7 of 28 three-point bombs (25%).

➤ Reinforcement Mike Harris led the defeated Aces with 20 points and 15 rebounds while Chris Banchero chalked-up 12 buckets and 6 dishes.

➤ The Aces and the Hotshots will resume court hostilities for Game 2 this Friday, December 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-14, 52-40, 77-58, 100-84.

magnolia: 100

Travis 29, Barroca 16, Lee 14, Sangalang 10, Herndon 9, Melton 7, Simon 4, Reavis 4, Mendoza 0, Dela Rosa 0, Brondial 0, Pascual 0.

ALASKA: 84

Harris 20, Banchero 12, Teng 10, Enciso 9, Casio 7, Manuel 6, Racal 6, Pascual 5, Thoss 3, Cruz 3, Galliguez 3, Andrada 0, Exciminiano 0, Baclao 0.

Posted on December 6 - Mall of Asia Arena

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

NLEX outlasts Alaska in overtime, 116-110

October 26, 2018 – Ynares Center

PBA News 2018: NLEX Road Warriors outlasted the Alaska Aces in overtime, 116-110, to continue their campaign in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. Import Aaron Fuller dropped a ferocious double-double as he made 42 buckets and 22 caroms, while JR Quiñahan added 15 points and 9 boards.

Notes:

➤ The Aces were still in the lead, 110-109 with barely a minute remaining, but Quiñahan‘s dagger trey elevated the Road Warriors to surge ahead 112-110. He later sealed the win for NLEX by securing four clutch free throw conversions.

➤ NLEX led in the rebounds department with 57 caroms total compared to Alaska’s 52, they also moved the ball better with 31 assists against the Aces’ 27.

➤ Reinforcement Mike Harris whipped-up his own double-double for the losing Aces as he dropped 35 points and 26 rebounds, while muscle-man Vic Manuel chipped-in 22 markers and 5 caroms.

➤ NLEX is now 5-5 in the Governors’ Cup and is one victory away from entering the quarterfinals, while the Aces dropped to second place with a 7-3 win-loss record.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 19-20, 53-43, 77-77, 99-99, 116-110.

NLEX: 116

Fuller 42, Quinahan 15, Ighalo 8, Galanza 8, Baguio 7, Tallo 7, Tiongson 3, Fonacier 2, Soyud 2, Taulava 0.

ALASKA: 110

Harris 35, Manuel 22, Casio 16, Enciso 10, Banchero 9, Racal 6, Teng 6, Baclao 4, Thoss 2, Pascual 0, Exciminiano 0.

Posted on October 27, 2018 - Ynares Center - Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Brownlee carries mighty Ginebra over Alaska, 109-101

September 2, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA 2018: Justin Brownlee carried the mighty Barangay Ginebra over the Alaska Aces, 109-101 in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Brownlee toyed with his near triple-double of 45 buckets, 11 boards and 9 dimes, while high-flyer Japeth Aguilar made 24 points and 10 caroms.

Notes:

Kevin Ferrer and Greg Slaughter also contributed 11 and 9 points apiece for the Gin Kings.

➤ The losing Alaska got stellar numbers from Vic Manuel who crunched 28 points and 4 rebounds, while Mike Harris added 23 markers and 19 rebounds. Harris did not return for the fourth quarter due to probable injury.

➤ Aces guard Chris Banchero meanwhile continued his stellar form as he dropped 21 points, 10 assists and 5 boards for Alaska who lost their first game of the conference.

➤ Ginebra is vying for their third straight PBA Governors’ Cup trophy.

➤ Ginebra is now at 2-0 win-loss slate, while Alaska is at 3-1.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 20-14, 36-34, 73-65, 109-101.

ginebra: 109

Brownlee 45, J. Aguilar 24, Ferrer 11, Slaughter 9, Thompson 8, Chan 5, Caguioa 4, Tenorio 3, Mariano 0.

alaska: 101

Manuel 28, Harris 23, Banchero 21, Baclao 10, Racal 7, Enciso 5, Casio 3, Magat 2, Exciminiano 2, Teng 0.

Posted on September 3, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

PBA 2018: Alaska Aces pounces Meralco, 80-72

August 24, 2018 – MOA Arena

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.

Notes:

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.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 18-22, 33-40, 61-50, 80-72.

alaska: 80

Harris 23, Banchero 13, Enciso 11, Manuel 10, Baclao 6, Exciminiano 5, Racal 5, Galliguez 3, Pascual 2, Teng 2, Casio 0.

meralco: 72

Durham 21, Newsome 14, Amer 13, de Ocampo 8, Caram 6, Salva 5, Canaleta 3, Hodge 2, Hugnatan 0, Laneta 0, Tolomia 0.

Posted on August 25, 2018 - MOA Arena Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA 2018:

Alaska trades Abueva to Phoenix for Dehesa

August 7, 2018 – Manila

PBA News 2018: The Alaska Aces has decided to sever ties with “The Beast” Calvin Abueva after six years and one championship title in the PBA. Abueva was traded to the Phoenix Petroleum Masters in exchange for fiery guard Karl Dehesa and a 2019 PBA first round draft pick.

Notes:

Abueva won one BPC – Best Player of the Conference award with the Aces and two First Mythical Team. He also bagged six All-Star Team stints with the Milkmen.

➤ Abueva was indefinitely suspended by Alaska due to frequent absence in practices and in one game. He was also not fielded during the Semifinal battle of the Aces against San Miguel where Calvin’s presence could have been a deciding factor.

➤ Calvin missed half of the elimination round and the entire playoffs run of the Aces in the Commissioner’s Cup.

➤The Milkmen drafted Abueva 2nd in the PBA Draft back in 2012 where Junemar Fajardo was the first draftee.

Alaska coach Alex Compton stated, “We would like to thank Calvin for his six years of service with Alaska and the good memories”.

 

Posted August 7, 2018 - Manila

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel enters finals, eliminates Alaska, 104-99

July 22, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen entered the Finals as it eliminated the Alaska Aces, 104-99, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. “The Kraken” Junemar Fajardo powered SMB with his 26 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks, while import Renaldo Balkman also chipped-in 23 buckets, 16 caroms and 5 assists. Meanwhile, Alex Cabagnot‘s trey shot with 34 seconds remaining sealed the game for the Beermen, 100-92.

Notes:

Cabagnot ended-up with 18 markers, 9 assists and 5 rebounds.

➤ Diamon Simpson led the losing Aces with 24 markers, 21 caroms and 4 dishes, while Vic Manuel also contributed 20 points and 4 steals.

Manuel is now out of the PBA BPC – Best Player of the Conference contention as they bowed out of the Semifinals. He is currently at second place with 37.58 statistical points, while Fajardo leads with 38.77 SPs.

➤ San Miguel will next face in the FInals the winner of the ongoing Semifinals war between Rain or Shine and Ginebra.

 

Game Scores:
Quarters: 20-23, 43-44, 76-69, 104-99.

san miguel: 104

Fajardo 26, Balkman 23, Cabagnot 18, Ross 17, Lassiter 8, Nabong 6, Santos 4, Standhardinger 2, Heruela 0.

alaska: 99

Simpson 24, Manuel 20, Enciso 19, Casio 15, Teng 6, Racal 4, Exciminiano 4, Magat 3, Thoss 2, Baclao 2, Galliguez 0.

July 22, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel cracks Alaska, 92-79, bags Game 1

July 14, 2018 – MOA Arena

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen cracked the Alaska Aces, 92-79, and bagged Game 1 of their Best-of-Five duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Semifinals this Saturday at the MOA Arena. Four time PBA MVP Junemar Fajardo carried the Beermen storm with his 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals.

Notes:

➤ Alex Cabagnot also added 15 buckets and 5 assists for the Beermen, while Renaldo Balkman managed to chip-in a double-double of 13 points and 11 caroms.

Alaska big man Diamon Simpson led the defeated Aces with gargantuan 31 points, 24 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks while Vic Manuel dropped 16 points and 6 boards. Manuel’s 20 points-a-game streak was halted today (11 games total).

➤ SMB now leads the Milkmen 1-0 in their Semifinals battle. They will resume court hostilities on Monday July 16 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 25-24, 52-41, 75-65, 92-79.

san miguel: 92

Fajardo 17, Cabagnot 15, Balkman 13, Lassiter 12, Nabong 11, Standhardinger 9, Ross 3, Heruela 0.

alaska: 79

Simpson 31, Manuel 16, Enciso 7, Racal 7, Casio 6, Teng 4, Exciminiano 4, Thoss 2, Cruz 2, Pascual 0, Baclao 0, Galliguez 0.

July 14, 2018 - MOA Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team