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Phoenix gives new coach Alas first win in style, romps Kia

Justin Chua is one of three Fuel Masters with 15 points each. PBA Media Bureau
By Ivan Saldajeno

ANTIPOLO—Phoenix blew past Kia, 125-102, for its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center on Wednesday night.

The Fuel Masters led from start to finish and quickly mauled the Picanto as Louie Alas scored his first win as their head coach.

JC Intal, Justin Chua, and Matt Wright each tallied 15 points to lead eight Phoenix players in double figures as the team was efficient from the field, converting on 57 percent of its shots.

Rashawn McCarthy made 22 markers for Kia, but he had six of the team's 27 turnovers.

Box Scores: 

Phoenix 125-Intal 15, Chua 15, Wright 15, Alolino 13, Jazul 13, Perkins 12, Kramer 12, Eriobu 11, Dehesa 7, Gamboa 6, Revilla 6, Cortes 0, Guevarra 0, Wilson 0

Kia 102-McCarthy 22, Camson 15, Paniamogan 13, Corpuz 12, Reyes 11, Galanza 7, Ababou 7, Jamon 5, Yee 4, Khobuntin 3, Celda 2, Sara 0

Quarterscores: 24-14, 53-40, 88-69, 125-102

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