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Alaska downs Barako Bull in Palawan exhibition

By Ivan Saldajeno

The Alaska Aces deposed the Barako Bull Energy Cola, 109-82, in
the Puerto Princesa City leg of the PBA Liga ng Bayan preseason games at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum.

The depleted Aces raced to a 31-14 lead after the first quarter.

But the Energy Colas opened the second period on a 23-11 rally to come to within five, 42-37.

Alaska reopened the double-digit edge by halftime and tried to pull away again in the third.

But Barako Bull again threatened a comeback and cut the lead to ten, 78-68, after three.

The Aces finally broke loose in the final frame as they built another 31-14 quarter to complete the rout.

Cyrus Baguio scored 16 points, ten in the first half, to lead Alaska.

Dennis Miranda and RR Garcia each had 11 points for Barako Bull.

Box Scores:

Alaska 109–Baguio 16, Banchero 14, Abueva 13, Manuel 11, Hontiveros 11, Jazul 9, Dela Cruz 9, Eman 8, Casio 7, Exciminiano 5, Dela Rosa 4, Vanlandingham 2

Barako Bull 82–Miranda 11, Garcia 11, Pennisi 10, Pascual 9, Fortuna 9, Salva 7, Lastimosa 6, Marcelo 5, Lanete 4, Najorda 4, Wilson 2, Intal 2, Salvador 2, Paredes 0

Quarterscores: 31-14, 56-45, 78-68, 109-82
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