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Alaska played as if they never went on vacation and never had an issue with their import.
It looks like Abueva and his team is already clicking like a well-oiled machine cruising past Romeo-less Global Port. Alaska was just amazing in the first half, continued to chug on the points in the second and never looked back as they easily dismantled Global Port who is obviously missing their leading scorer who coincidentally is also the leading scorer of the PBA.
After the game, Coach Alex Compton asked how many point difference to the media the moment he was seated in the press room. Alex Compton realizes that Global Port was with a big handicap not having Terrence Romeo. The 28 points could have been Terrence Romeo's production if he was playing.
Abueva led the locals with 15 points but their replacement import Cory Jefferson was the man of the hour impressing coach Alex Compton.
I think he is pretty good, seems like a good guy, seems like a gentleman, seems like a good fit for Alaska. Coach Alex Compton
Alaska had an interesting season acquiring imports for the 2017 PBA Commissioner Cup but at least they had it right the third time. They contracted two imports before Corey, the first backed out and Octavious Ellis had to bail out due to family emergency a couple of days before the start of the season.
ALASKA 107 - Jefferson 28, Abueva 15, Thoss 13, Pascual 12, Galliguez 9, Banchero 8, Exciminiano 7, Enciso 6, Magat 4, Racal 3, Dela Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Andrada 0.
GLOBALPORT 79 - Pringle 27, Williams 18, Quinahan 8, Canaleta 6, Cortez 6, Pessumal 5, Mamaril 4, Maierhofer 3, Aban 2, Pennisi 0, Paredes 0.
Quarterscores: 32-24, 59-42, 81-58, 107-79
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