Manuel waxes hot late as Alaska holds off Blackwater for 1st win

first_imgThe Aces started the game on a 10-2 run as they shot 51 percent from the field in the first half to establish a 30-point advantage.Jarrid Famous anchored Blackwater’s rally in the third quarter, outscoring Alaska, 27-12, and almost doubling their first half production.The Elite even got to within seven after a triple from Dave Marcelo at the 11:53 mark of the final quarter, before Alaska rode the hot hands of Manuel to get the win.“They took it to us, they were awesome in the third quarter. They deserved to come back,” said Compton of the opposition. “That was great heart for them, for a team that is struggling. But I got two words that changed the fourth quarter and that’s Calvin Abueva.”Famous wound up with 27 points, 21 rebounds, and three blocks while JP Erram got a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds but could not avert Blackwater from falling to 0-3.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlaska overcame a shaky third quarter to wallop Blackwater, 93-74, for its first win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Vic Manuel dropped 15 of his 27 points in the payoff period as the Aces denied the Elite’s rally that cut a 30-point lead, 49-19, to seven, 66-59, early in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Antonio Campbell also poured in 23 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for Alaska to erase the memory of Friday’s heartbreaking 103-109 defeat to Rain or Shine.Calvin Abueva also came up big despite having a 0-of-10 shooting clip. Abueva made his presence felt in different areas, finishing with 10 boards, six assists, two steals, and two blocks on top of his three points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Calvin Abueva gave us the fire,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton. “I can’t describe it. He played just like exactly what we’re looking for. He helped us on the rebounds, he got the loose ball, and he got a lot of shots for his teammates.”“I told Calvin, you helped us basically win this game especially that part of the fourth quarter. He made so many extra unselfish plays that as coaches we love. If he plays like that, I’m confident we have a chance against the really talented, stronger teams. He was awesome and I think it rubbed off on everybody in the fourth quarter.” ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Japan Sumo Association to consider opinions on female ban MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The scores:ALASKA 93 — Manuel 27, Campbell 23, Enciso 7, Exciminiano 7, Magat 6, Racal 5, Teng 5, Baclao 4, Abueva 3, Banchero 2, Casio 2, Thoss 2, Galliguez 0.BLACKWATER 74 — Famous 27, Erram 11, DiGregorio 9, Sumang 9, Belo 5, Marcelo 4, Sena 4, Banal 2, Maliksi 2, Jose 1, Cruz 0, Palma 0, Pinto 0.Quarters: 27-11, 54-29, 66-56, 93-74.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img

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