ABL: Alab's Balkman torches Hong Kong Eastern with 32 points

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 08 2019 11:35 PM | Updated as of Feb 09 2019 12:22 AM

(UPDATED) San Miguel Alab Pilipinas continued its mastery of Hong Kong Eastern Basketball with a 96-85 win in the ASEAN Basketball League Friday night at the Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Renaldo Balkman was unstoppable with 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists, while 2-time MVP Ray Parks Jr. added 23 markers and 7 rebounds.

Puerto Rican giant PJ Ramos had a double-double effort of 11 points and 14 rebounds while keeping Hong Kong’s Sam DeGuara at bay.

Alab never looked back after a scorching 15-5 run that brought Hong Kong Eastern to their knees in the final period.

Alab continues to lead in the standings with a 13-2 record. Hong Kong Eastern, which lost 3 straight games against Alab, saw their record go down to 11-9.

BOX SCORES

ALAB PILIPINAS 96 -- Balkman 32, Parks 23, Ramos 11, Tiongson 8, Alvano 7, Domingo 6, Urbiztondo 4, Javelona 3, Rosser 2.

HONG KONG EASTERN 81 -- Bassett 24, Deguara 20, Elliott 18, Siu 8, Chan 5, Lee 3, Lau 3, Tang 0, Yang 0, Xu 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 28-20, 53-53, 73-71, 96-81.

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