A FIT-AGAIN Sonny Thoss is making things happen again for Alaska after being slowed down by an assortment of injuries the past few conferences.
At 35, Thoss played big on both ends to help Alaska to two huge wins the past week. The 6-foot-7 James Cook University standout delivered 11 points while slowing down Mahindra import James White in the final stretch of of Alaska's 98-92 decision last Wednesday.
Four days later, the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP fired a personal conference-high 15 points, hauled down five rebounds and issued two assists as Alaska squeaked past last year’s Finals tormentor Rain or Shine, 105-102.
“I just tried to give whatever I can to the team,” said Thoss, whose stellar showing earned him the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of March 26-April 1, beating out Alaska teammate Calvin Abueva, TNT rookie Roger Pogoy, Star freshman guard Jio Jalalon and wingman Allen Maliksi, San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot, as well as Meralco’s Baser Amer.
The win gave the Aces the solo lead in the standings with their fourth straight win in as many games for the conference.
Alaska will have six days off before getting another acid test against the Alex Stepheson-led Meralco Bolts on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.