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    Sumang, Parks clutch as Blackwater frustrates Alaska to enter playoffs at No. 3

    Jul 14, 2019
    PHOTO: jerome ascaño

    BLACKWATER denied Alaska of an outright quarterfinals berth after pulling off a 112-104 victory in the penultimate day of the PBA Commissioner's Cup eliminations at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Roi Sumang, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, and rookie Ray Parks combined to score key baskets for the Elite down the stretch ro frustrate the skidding Aces on Sunday.

    The Elite finished their elims campaign with a 7-4 record and took the no. 3 seed in the playoffs, the highest ever reached by the team in franchise history.

    But it was more of a sorry loss for the Aces, who suffered a fifth straight loss to tumble at 4-7 in a tie with Phoenix for the no. 8 spot.

    Alaska now awaits the outcome of the final day of the elims to determine its opponent in the playoffs for the remaining quarterfinals berth.

    "We want to get a win before the playoffs para magkaroon kami ng kumpiyansa," said Blackwater coach Aris Dimaunahan.

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