Alaska sends SMB out of contention with QF rout

Mike Harris led the Aces back to the semis. Dennis Acosta
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Alaska nailed the third seat in the PBA Governors' Cup semifinals after ousting San Miguel, 96-85, at the Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday night.

The Aces pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Beermen, 21-7, en route to the rout.

Mike Harris made 25 points, 17 rebounds, two assists, and one steal for Alaska, which will take on the winner of the Meralco-Phoenix series in the next round. Meralco forced a deciding game after a 90-74 rout of Phoenix earlier Wednesday.

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Simon Enciso added 15 points and three assists.

Kevin Murphy tallied 19 markers, eight boards, and five dimes for SMB.

Chris Standhardinger chipped 18 markers, 11 boards, one block, and one steal in the final game of what has been a colorful rookie season.

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