ABL: Alab rediscovers winning form at expense of Singapore

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Mar 03 2019 06:35 PM | Updated as of Mar 03 2019 06:36 PM

Alab Pilipinas jumped on Singapore to bounce back into the win column. File photo

Alab Pilipinas has yet to lose back-to-back games in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League.

Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos got back to their groove just as Ray Parks Jr. stuffed the stat sheet anew as the Filipinos fought off home team Singapore, 80-70, on Sunday at the OCBC Arena.

Balkman and Ramos both had strong showings with the former finishing with 28 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, and the latter ending with a 22-marker, 17-board double-double.

With the two having their way all over the court, the Philippines rebounded from their worst loss in the season just four days ago.

More than those two, however, they used total team effort with six different players getting together in a killer 24-9 run in the third quarter that erased a three-point deficit, 43-46, and erected a 67-55 advantage.

The Slingers would still threaten at 66-71 in the final frame, but Ramos and Ethan Alvano wasted no time in turning them away once and for all.

Flanking Alab’s reinforcements were Parks who had six points, seven rebounds, and four assists, and Alvano who had seven markers, four boards, and two dimes. Lo Domingo also had 12 points and five rebounds as they improved to 17-4.

Box scores:

SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 80 – Balkman 28, Ramos 22, Domingo 12, Alvano 7, Parks 6, Sumalinog 3, Urbiztondo 2, Javelona 0, Rosser 0, Rivero 0, Torres 0.

SINGAPORE SLINGERS 70 – Fields 21, Young 19, Alexander 18, Goh 11, J. Lim 1, Oh 0, Liew 0, Ng 0, Low 0, K. Lim 0.

Quarter scores: 18-21, 33-35, 69-58, 80-70

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