Alaska will come back strong in Governors' Cup, vows Uytengsu

Jul 25, 2019

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."

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