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Relying on solid defense works for Alaska Aces


Defense once again gave Alaska Aces it’s most needed lift to survive a do-or-die Game 5 against Rain or Shine.

Alaska head coach Alex Compton said that his team’s defense and undying passion to win enabled them to win.

“We have to adjust according to each guys strengths and weaknesses,” Compton said.

Moreover, he also admitted handling ROS import Pierre Henderson-Niles a little different than the rest of E-Painters big men.

ROS’ Henderson-Niles has been limited to six points this game while he was only able to contribute three points in Game 4.

Compton and the Aces also capitalized on the fact that the import isn’t a well-developed shooter compared to other big men of Rain or Shine.

“So yes, we treat things with him a little different,” Compton said.

Meanwhile, they also shut Beau Belga’s impact to E-Painters as the big man exited the game with six fouls. Alaska silenced the big man and capitalized on the deliberate foul called to him, en route to the Aces’ game turning point.