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    Compton admits Alaska outworked by NLEX in 'horrible, embarrassing' loss

    Mar 13, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    HORRIBLE, embarrassing.

    Alex Compton chose those exact words to describe Alaska’s 91-70 blowout loss to NLEX on Wednesday night in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup.

    The Alaska coach was particularly disappointed with the inadequate team effort shown by the Aces, as seen by total of nine assists they had for the entire game.

    “We had nine assists, we’re bad on defense. Couldn’t have much more to say than that,” said Compton. “You got selfish when you have nine assists and you don’t move around on defense.

    “I would have liked to put our best out there. But we didn’t deserve any inch of that thing. That’s pretty straight for you.”

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      The setback against the Road Warriors came on the heels of an equally disappointing 103-86 loss to the Magnolia Hotshots on Sunday,

      In all, the team lost its last two games by an average margin of 19 points as it dropped to a 3-4 record , tied Magnolia for sixth to seventh place.

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      Compton noted most of the Aces’ losses ere ‘pretty bad.’

      “It’s been a challenging conference,” he admitted. “But there’s never an excuse for getting outworked. We don’t have an excuse for getting ‘nearly’ outworked. And that was this game.”

      “Clearly, a bad game.”

      But less than 48 hours from now, the Aces and Compton have no choice but to try and regroup before another match against streaking TnT Katropa.

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