Ramos named best PBA player for Holy Week

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Aldrech Ramos provided the needed spark for Mahindra in the second half en route to scoring a huge victory against Alaska over the Holy Week.

Ramos' outburst earned him the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week as announced on Monday.

The 6-5 forward tallied all of his 25 markers in the final 24 minutes of the Enforcers' 102-94 shocker over the Aces exactly a week ago, making 11 of 15 shots.

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The first-time winner got the better of Jayson Castro, who made a triumphant return from an Achilles tendon injury, Asi Taulava, who once again turned back time, and Marcio Lassiter, who waxed hot from beyond the arc.

“Si [Assistant Coach Chito Victolero] naman marunong mag-mix up ng minutes ng players. Eh natiyempuhan lang na maganda game ko kaya nag-stay ako ng matagal,” Ramos said on how he led Mahindra to one of its biggest wins so far in its young PBA stint.

The Enforcers are on a long Lenten break that will spill through this week, only returning to action on Sunday against the Meralco Bolts.

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