Vic Manuel just logged a career-high in his PBA career as he led all scorers with his 29 points and beat the KaTropa, 110-100.
Apart from his scoring explosion, Manuel also added 12 rebounds to his stat sheet, making him a double-double machine in tonight’s ball-game.
The Aces was in control since the first quarter of the game and never got trailed. Alaska was able to mount a huge lead of 25 points during the second half.
Talk ‘N Text attempted to orchestrate a comeback in the fourth quarter behind the Troy Rosario and Terrence Romeo connection.
Romeo found the streaking Rosario and was wide open underneath the basket for an easy two points then in the next position the reigning PBA scoring champ found his way for a jumper that cuts the lead to 17.
Coach Alex Compton signaled a timeout and inserted back Chris Banchero to his lineup as well as Vic Manuel. Although KaTropa is still in a chase, the Aces are in total control until the last buzzer has sounded.
Vic Manuel Operating Inside The Paint
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Talk ‘N Text able to cut the lead to just 10 points behind the late back-to-back three-pointers made by Jericho Cruz.
Jeremy Tyler led KaTropa with 16 points while Jayson Castro added 18 points.
Alaska vs Talk ‘N Text Box Score
Aces (110): Manuel 29, Campbell 23, Casio 10, Abueva 9 Banchero 8, Racal 8, Thoss 5, Enciso 7, Magat 7, Teng 4
KaTropa (100): Castro 18, Tyler 16, Rosario 15, Romeo 17, Cruz 10, Pogoy 9, Trollano 5, Semerad 5, R.Reyes 3, Paredes 2