MANILA - The Magnolia Hotshots piled on the woes of the Alaska Aces with a 95-90 triumph in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup, Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Ian Sangalang had 19 points and 10 rebounds as the Hotshots racked up their third win in a row to improve to 3-1 in the season-ending conference.
The Hotshots had to stave off a last-ditch rally by Alaska, as the Aces trimmed the deficit to four points, 94-90, with still 61 seconds to go off a jumper by import Frank House. He was also fouled by Mark Barroca on the play, but could not complete the and-1.
Barroca and Romeo Travis missed buckets in Magnolia's next possession, but they also got a stop on House with 34 seconds left, and a split at the line by Paul Lee eventually iced the win for the Hotshots.
Travis finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and two blocks, while Barroca had 13 points and Lee contributed 11 markers for Magnolia.
Alaska fell to 0-5 in the conference.
House had 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Vic Manuel had 22 points in the defeat. Chris Banchero had 17 points and 6 assists.
MAGNOLIA 95 - Sangalang 19, Travis 17, Barroca 13, Lee 11, Herndon 8, Dela Rosa 8, Jalalon 7, Pingris 7, Melton 3, Reavis 2, Pascual 0, Simon 0.
ALASKA 90 - Manuel 22, House 20, Banchero 17, Casio 9, Enciso 6, Tratter 6, Thoss 6, Ayaay 4, Galliguez 0, Pascual 0, Andrada 0.
Quarters: 20-20, 49-40, 71-70, 95-90.
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