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Alaska cruises to sixth straight win against Blackwater

By Ivan Saldajeno

Alaska, despite struggling in offense, looked on its to beat Blackwater, 69-56, in a top-versus-bottom battle of the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

After a low-scoring first quarter where the Aces led, 15-9, they looked to pull away after increasing their lead to 17, 38-21, in the third quarter.

The Elite, however, crawled back and came to within five, 44-49, early in the fourth quarter.

But Alaska held on after rebuilding the double-digit edge and never looked back.

Eric Menk led the Aces, who are now 6-0, with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The Elite remained winless after six games.