ABL: Alab’s PJ Ramos, Balkman just too strong for Wolf Warriors


Posted at Jan 29 2019 11:34 PM | Updated as of Jan 30 2019 04:51 PM

Renaldo Balkman (right) scored 34 points and PJ Ramos added 25 to lead San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to a 100-81 win over Wolf Warriors on Tuesday. Courtesy of ABL Facebook account

Renaldo Balkman scored 34 points, PJ Ramos added 25, and both foreign reinforcements finished with a double-double to lead San Miguel Alab Pilipinas to a 100-81 win over Wolf Warriors in the 2019 ASEAN Basketball League in Zhuhai, China, on Tuesday.

Balkman scored 8 points during Alab's 11-0 run to open the game at Doumen Gymnasium, but Wolf Warriors offered some resistance with the home crowd behind it.

Despite some challenge, Alab kept the worst-team in the league at bay and took firm control of the game in the fourth quarter en route to its 11th win in 13 games, still good for first place in the standings.

Wolf Warriors fell to 1-14.

Balkman added 13 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Ramos contributed 22 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks for Alab, which continued to miss 2-time reigning MVP Ray Parks Jr. to injury.

Josh Urbiztondo contributed 9 points, 2 3-pointers and 10 assists for coach Jimmy Alapag and crew, who next face Saigon Heat at Lapu-Lapu Sports Complex in Cebu on Sunday.

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