BOBBY Ray Parks Jr. sizzled from three-point land in record-setting fashion on Friday night as Alab Pilipinas scored a lopsided 99-77 win over Saigon Heat in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) at the Olivarez College Gym in Paranaque City.
Parks finished with 35 points on a perfect 8-of-8 from beyond the arc to set the record for most triples made by a local in the regional league, shattering the mark of seven set by Wesley Hsu of Kaohsiung Truth just last Wednesday against the Westports Malaysia Dragons.
Alab’s top local already had 21 points behind a 5-of-5 clip from beyond the three-point arc in another game to remember for Parks in his hometown.
His fiery outside shooting set the tone for the Philippine-based side, which built a 54-30 lead at the half on the way to its sixth win in nine games.
Saigon fell to its sixth loss in seven games.
Fil-American Joshua Munzon made a memorable Philippine debut, scoring 20 points to go with four steals for a Heat team that only had eight players making the trip to Manila.
Parks scored the first 11 points of the game and Alab never looked back after posting a 24-10 lead to atone for its 13-point loss to Hong Kong Eastern over the weekend.
Sampson Carter finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Lawrence Domingo added 15 points and 11 rebounds. James Hughes also had a double-double as he got 12 points and 13 rebounds for Alab.
Lenny Daniel had 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Heat.
Alab (99)—Parks, Jr., 35, Carter 16, Domingo 15, Hughes 12, Cawaling 9, Fortuna 6, Hubalde 2, Celiz 2, Thiele 2, Knuttel 0, Acuna 0, Mendoza 0.
Saigon (77) - Daniel 31, Munzon 20, Nguyen 9, Arnold 6, Charles 6, Bui 0.
Quarterscores: 26-14, 54-30, 80-55, 99-77.