Parks' simple wish on 25th birthday: "Sana mag-champion ang Alab"

Ray-Ray Parks is now setting his sights on the ABL crown. Glenn Tan/ABL (file photo)

By Ivan Saldajeno

STA. ROSA, Laguna--Ray-Ray Parks may be celebrating his 25th birthday.

But the night before, he had to do some work at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Sports Complex as Alab Pilipinas hosted Formosa in the ABL.

And he got a nice birthday gift as Alab romped the Dreamers, 117-93.

Parks tallied 15 points, two rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the victory, the Philippine side's eighth straight win.

Alab is now a full game behind Eastern for first place while making the race for second against Nanhai tighter. Alab and Nanhai won't meet again until March 11 in China.

The zeroing in on the outright semifinal spots pulls Alab closer to Parks's wish for his special day.

"Sana mag-champion kami," the six-foot-four winger said.

And for him, it will happen if the team continues to build up on its momentum.

"We're just gonna continue building [up]," Parks further said. "We're kinda matured, so we're gonna pull each other accountable."

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