ALASKA team owner Wilfred Uytengsu held his head high after the Aces failed to make it into the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals, bowing to top-seeded TNT Katropa, 93-104, on Wednesday night.
But while his boys headed into the dugout with their heads bowed and feeling dejected, the 58-year-old businessman remained classy in defeat, seeing only the positives.
“I think we gave a great account of ourselves,” said Uytengsu. “They’re a great team, they’re No. 1 for a reason, we were there for three and half quarters and down the stretch we just didn’t drop our shots in and Talk ‘N Text played a great fourth quarter.”
Alaska, the conference’s eighth-seed team, were looking to pull off an upset last night after they demolished TNT in Game One, 108-72.
Tied at 87-all in the fourth quarter, TNT blasted Alaska with a 17-3 run to snatch the win.
“I’m very proud of our boys, our coaching staff," Uytengsu said. "I wish it would have come out differently, we took a little bit of time. We'll regroup and come back in the third conference."