ALASKA coach Alex Compton hinted his displeasure over the free-throw discrepancy in his team’s 106-103 loss to San Miguel Beer in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Wednesday night.
A frustrated Compton entered the press room after SMB coach Leo Austria left following his post-game conference and sat in one of the vacant seats for the media, as if inviting reporters for an interview.
The scribes, getting the cue, let out their recorders before the American coach started to air his thoughts about the game that saw the Beermen shoot 43 attempts – making 29 – from the foul line compared to the Aces’ 22 with 15 conversions.
“I’d like to ask you, guys, on the free-throw disparity,” Compton began. “What’s your opinion on forty-three free throws to twenty-two?”
“Is that a big disparity?” he added.
The Aces committed 39 fouls that left them in penalty early, a situation the Beermen pounced on as they erased an 11-point deficit and escaped with the victory.
Giving up plenty of attempts from the charity stripe seems, however, seems to be the norm for the Aces as they lead the tournament in free-throw attempts allowed at 31.8, more than five ahead of the next team.
After asking his questions, Compton paused for a while before excusing himself.
“That’s my statement,” he said curtly before standing up and leaving the press room.