ALASKA, one of the best defensive teams in the PBA, flaunted its full offensive might as it dismantled Columbian Dyip, 134-103, to build some momentum in the Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
The Aces clicked on the both ends, highlighted by their dominance in the second quarter where they outscored the Dyip, 42-9, to break away, then breached the 100-point barrier with still over one minute left in the third quarter as the coasted to the victory.
Tony Campbell and Vic Manuel sparked the blowout, before their shock troopers plugged in as the Aces notched a second straight win after starting the conference with a loss.
The Aces also spoiled the debut of new Columbian import John Fields as they handed their emergent opponents their second loss in four games.
“It was one of those games that shots went in,” Aces coach Alex Compton said. “We blew it in the second quarter. That was the game.”
In the second canto, the Aces made 14 of their 27 shots, including four triples, for a solid 51.9 percent, limiting the Dyip to just 4-of-22 shooting, while also outrebounding their opponents, 23-10, and had more assists, 13-1, to extend a three-point first quarter lead to 36 points at the half.
Campbell registered 22 points, three triples, 13 boards, two steals, one assist, and one block, while Manuel continued to thrive as the Aces’ Sixth Man, producing 26 points on 12-of-17 shooting, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block without committing a turnover in just 17 minutes.
Fellow sub Noy Baclao chipped in 12 points nine boards, five assists, three steals, and zero turnover, while third-stringers Abel Galliguez, Marion Magat Ronald Pascual, and Davon Potts mae the most of the extra court time.
Fields tallied 39 points and 16 boards in 39 minutes, but scored most of his output at garbage time as he also found little support from the locals.
ALASKA 134 — Manuel 26, Campbell 22, Baclao 12, Galliguez 10, Banchero 9, Magat 9, Abueva 8, Casio 8, R. Pascual 8, Potts 6, Teng 5, Exciminiano 4, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Andrada 0, Enciso 0.
COLUMBIAN 103 — Fields 39, Camson 10, Celda 10, King 8, Lastimosa 8, McCarthy 7, Cabrera 6, Gabriel 4, Yee 4, Khobuntin 3, Cahilig 2, Sara 2, Ababou 0, Corpuz 0, Escoto 0, Tubid 0
Quarterscores: 31-28, 73-37, 106-72, 134-103