Alaska hands Rain or Shine first loss in Philippine Cup

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THE Alaska Aces handed the Rain or Shine E-Painters their first loss of the PBA Philippine Cup, 74-48, on Wednesday, July 28, at the Ynares Sports Arena.

Alaska got the jump on the E-Painters, leading 17-4, to set the stage for the lopsided romp that put an end to RoS’ three-game winning run and boost the Aces win-loss record to 2-2.

The Aces’ defense was so menacing that it held the E-Painters to the second lowest scoring output in league history, next only to the 47 points that was scored by Shell in their 79-47 loss in the 2000 All Filipino Cup.

Forward Rodney Brondial led the Aces with 13 points and six rebounds, while big man Abu Tratter had a monster double-double of 12 points and 13 boards. Maverick Ahanmisi also had a productive afternoon, tallying 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

On the other hand, RoS just could not find the basket all game long as they finished the game with a putrid 20 percent shooting clip. Adrian Wong was the team’s leading scorer with nine. (JNP)

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