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    Alab Pilipinas set for Cebu encore with February 3 match vs Saigon Heat

    Jan 9, 2019
    PHOTO: Ron Tolin

    CEBU CITY – The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas apparently loved playing in Cebu so much that once was not going to be enough.

    The reigning Asean Basketball League champions will be making a return to the Queen City of the South on February 3 where they will battle the Saigon Heat at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City.

    This was confirmed by local organizer and Batang Gilas team manager, Andrew Teh.

    Tickets will be available for purchase starting on January 14 at the Lapu-lapu City Tourism Office and the Global Link Travel & Tours, which is located right beside Cebu Grand Hotel.

    Tickets for the upper box are priced at P300 while the lower box tickets will go for P500. There are a limited number of courtside tickets available, which are priced at P1,000.


      Alab Pilipinas is coming off a 105-95 victory over the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors that boosted their win-loss record to 5-0. Guards Ethan Alvano and Josh Urbitztondo were sensational in that game, making the bulk of the team’s 16 three-pointers.

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      World import Renaldo Balkman was his usual reliable self with 21 points.

      The Saigon Heat, who currently stands at 7-4, are being led by world import Trevon Hughes, who is averaging 24 points per game.

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