PBA 2018:

Alaska strikes down San Miguel, enters Semis

November 7, 2018 – Cuneta Astrodome

by Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: Alaska Aces struck down the San Miguel Beermen, 96-85 to enter the Semifinal round of the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup this Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome. Reinforcement Mike Harris starred for the Aces with a monstrous 25 buckets and 17 boards output, while Simon Enciso added 15 markers.

Notes:

Alaska exacted revenge on the Beermen who eliminated them during the last conference, the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup playoffs.

➤ The Aces showed better offensive arsenal against SMB, converting 40 of 88 shots for a 45% field goal percentage, to San Miguel’s 32 of 86 (37%). Alaska also hauled more rebounds, securing 57 caroms to the Beermen’s 52 total.

➤ Import Kevin Murphy backstopped the eliminated Beermen with 19 markers, 8 caroms, and 5 dimes.

➤ Meanwhile. a minor scuffle happened between Chris Ross and Vic Manuel, with both earning technical fouls for the infraction.

➤ The Aces will next face the winner of the quarterfinals knockout match between Phoenix and Meralco this Friday, November 9.

Posted on November 8, 2018 - Cuneta Astrodome

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA News:

San Miguel rips Alaska in Game 2, 105-94

July 16, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

By Rock Punzalan

PBA News 2018: San Miguel Beermen ripped the Alaska Aces, 105-94, to lead 2-0 in their Semifinals series in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup this Monday at the Araneta Coliseum. Import Renaldo Balkman led the Beermen once again with his 31 points, while “The Kraken” Junemar Fajardo also lifted SMB with 21 markers, 18 boards and 2 steals.

Notes:

➤ Diamon Simpson led the listless Aces with his 19 buckets, 15 caroms and 6 blocks, while Simon Enciso added 19 points as well. Vic Manuel once again fizzled and was relegated to only 15 points total.

➤ Alaska led by as much as 16 points in the second canto, 41-25, but failed to sustain their momentum as San Miguel fought back to snatch the game from the Aces.

➤ Alaska is missing the services of vital cogs Chris Banchero and Calvin Abueva

➤ The Beermen and the Milkmen will continue their Semis rivalry this coming Wednesday at the same venue.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 18-29, 41-52, 79-74, 105-94.

ginebra: 105

Balkman 31, Fajardo 21, Ross 16, Cabagnot 14, Lassiter 8, Santos 5, Nabong 5, Heruela 3, Standhardinger 2.

meralco: 94

Simpson 19, Enciso 19, Manuel 15, Teng 13, Casio 12, Thoss 6, Cruz 5, Galliguez 3, Racal 2, Exciminiano 0, Baclao 0.

July 16, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team