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    Alaska regains rhythm with player of the week Calvin Abueva leading the way

    Feb 29, 2016
    Calvin Abueva provides the spark as Alaska scores two straight wins after dropping the opening game. Jerome Ascano

    ALASKA has strung up consecutive wins after a bad start to the conference, and Calvin Abueva is again leading the way.

    Abueva came up with solid plays in games against Talk ‘N Text and Rain or Shine, earning the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week honors.

    On Wednesday, the 6-foot-1 Abueva collected 11 points and added six rebounds despite running into foul trouble to help Alaska complete a come-from-behind 108-100 victory over TNT.

    [See Defense-oriented Alaska unleashes full offensive arsenal in dismantling Rain or Shine]

    Three days later, the former PBA Rookie of the Year dropped a personal conference-best output of 25 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals as Alaska steamrolled past Rain or Shine, 128-102.

    The 28-year-old Abueva secured the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of February 23-28, edging beating teammate Vic Manuel, Mahindra’s Chito Jaime, San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter and Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra.

    [See Alaska gets boost from new import Shane Edwards, adds to Tropang TNT woes]

    Alaska, which opened the conference with a shock 101-107 loss to Blackwater, shoots for a third straight win when it collides with Phoenix on Friday.

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    Calvin Abueva provides the spark as Alaska scores two straight wins after dropping the opening game. Jerome Ascano
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