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Alaska clobbers Phoenix in Q4 for comeback win

Vic Manuel once again delivered for the Aces. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Alaska drained Phoenix in the final quarter to walk away with a 105-97 come-from-behind win in their PBA showdown at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center on Thursday night.

Picking up from a 7-2 run to end the third quarter, the Aces razed the Fuel Masters in the first eight minutes of the final frame, outscoring them, 26-7, to take a 97-82 lead before holding them off in the end.

Vic Manuel posted 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal for Alaska, which moved up to 5-3 in the standings.

Mike Digregorio added 21 markers on 6-for-10 clip from the field and one assist.

Matt Wright fired 27 markers on 5-of-11 shooting from three-point range, nine assists, five assists, and two steals for Phoenix, which fell to 4-3.

Box Scores:

Alaska 105-Manuel 24, Digregorio 21, Casio 13, Herndon 12, Teng 9, Brondial 8, Ayaay 6, Tratter 5, Ebona 4, Ahanmisi 3, Galliguez 0, Publico 0

Phoenix 97-Wright 27, Abueva 18, Chua 15, Perkins 10, Jazul 9, Intal 8, Garcia 7, Marcelo 2, Heruela 1, Rios 0, Napoles 0

Quarterscores: 19-29, 49-55, 71-75, 105-97

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