Sangalang-powered Magnolia keep Alaska winless
Magnolia overcame a gallant Alaska stand in the fourth quarter to pull off a 95-90 win on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Ian Sangalang finished with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds as the defending champions won their third successive game after an opening loss.
Import Romeo Travis contributed 17 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 blocks while Marc Barroca added 13 points for the Hotshots.
Vic Manuel finished with 22 points in what was easily the closest the Aces have come to a win since Jeff Cariaso took over the reins from Alex Compton.
Before this, the Aces lost three games by an average margin of 23.7 points.
Franko House had 20 points and Chris Banchero added 17 points for Alaska, which was still without injured players Jeron Teng, Kevin Racal, and Maverick Ahanmisi.