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Alaska pummels GlobalPort on late second half push


By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO--Alaska complicated matters in the race for the last PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinal seats with a 133-106 takedown of GlobalPort at the Ynares Center on Wednesday night,

The Aces went on a 12-0 run late in the third quarter to pull away from the Batang Pier for good before eventually increasing the lead to 27 in the end.

LaDontae Henton tallied 33 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists for Alaska, which moved to a three-way tie for seventh place with NLEX and Rain Or Shine at 4-5.

Terrence Romeo fired 26 points, four rebounds, six assists, and two steals for GlobalPort, which slipped to 3-6, a full game behind the three aforementioned clubs with two games left in their respective schedules.

Box Scores:

Alaska 133-Henton 33, Abueva 21, Banchero 20, Casio 13, Thoss 13, Jazul 10, Baclao 6, Galliguez 6, Racal 6, Exciminiano 2, Mendoza 2, Hontiveros 1, Magat 0

GlobalPort 106-Romeo 26, Glover 25, Pringle 20, Yeo 11, Semerad 9, Washington 6, Taha 5, Mamaril 4, Dehesa 0, Fortuna 0, Kramer 0, Paredes 0

Quarterscores: 29-25, 57-48, 95-84, 133-106

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