Alaska bears the brunt as PBA hands down P35.8K in fines at start of playoffs
Alaska coach Alex Compton is poorer by P2,400 after a technical foul slapped on him for storming into the court in a game against Ginebra on Sunday. Jaime Campos

ALASKA took the brunt in another round of fines meted by the PBA on Thursday in the aftermath of a heated opening salvo in the Philippine Cup playoffs.

Five of the 12 fines were imposed on members of the Aces after their quarterfinals opener against Ginebra held at Antipolo last Sunday.

Jake Pascual and Jaypee Mendoza were slapped with P5,000 fines each for their respective flagrant foul penalty 1 infractions against the Gin Kings. Alaska assistant coach Topex Robinson was also called for a technical foul during the match and it cost him a fine of P4,000.

Other members of the Aces who got handed penalties were coach Alex Compton, who will pay a P2,400 fine for his third technical foul in the conference, and Dondon Hontiveros, who is P1,600 poorer due to his second technical foul in the Philippine Cup.

Overall, Alaska is bound to pay P18,000 out of the P35,800 total fines handed down by the Commissioner’s Office on Thursday.

Ginebra was not spared as Mark Caguioa also got called for a FFP1 and fined P5,000.

Both San Miguel and Rain or Shine camps also suffered fines in their quarterfinals series matchup last Sunday, with Beau Belga poorer by P4,600 after getting called for his fifth technical foul this conference and his ROS teammate Maverick Ahanmisi was assessed a P1,600 fine for his second technical foul in the Philippine Cup.

Meanwhile, Chris Ross (P1,600 for his second technical foul) and Arwind Santos (P1,000 for first technical foul) were also sanctioned.

On the other hand, Phoenix center Norbert Torres was penalized for flopping with P3,000 fine, while his coach Ariel Vanguardia was called for his first technical foul in their loss to Star last Saturday and the infraction carried a P1,000 penalty.

Since the start of the season, the PBA has meted out a total of P634,200 in fines. All monetary fines go directly to the Players’ Trust Fund for the benefit of retired players’ scholarship program.

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