Alaska Aces went on a searing third-quarter rampage to get past the Columbian Dyip, 111-98, for a winning debut in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Aces ran a high-octane offense in the third period highlighted by a 22-2 blitz to turn a 48-57 halftime deficit to a 70-58 advantage and pull away for good.

Import Chris Daniels led Alaska with a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds along with two assists, a steal, and a block. Chris Banchero supplied 20 points, while Simon Enciso led the Aces’ third-quarter run by scoring 11 points en route to a 19-point output along with eight assists.

Carl Bryan Cruz fired 14 markers, four rebounds, and two assists in the win where Alaska held a lead as big as 20 points.

Import Kyle Barone led the Dyip with a solid numbers of 30 points and 22 rebounds, while rookie CJ Perez had 19 points and six rebounds. Rashawn McCarthy tallied 13 markers and five assists in the loss.

The scores:

ALASKA 111 – Daniels 25, Banchero 20, Enciso 19, Cruz 14, Teng 8, Ayaay 7, Racal 7, Thoss 5, Casio 4, Baclao 2, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0.

COLUMBIAN 98 – Barone 30, Perez 19, McCarthy 13, Calvo 10, Escoto 9, Corpuz 8, Camson 3, Celda 2, Tabi 2, Cahilig 1, Khobuntin 1, Reyes 0, Faundo 0, Agovida 0.

Quarter scores: 25-23, 48-54, 82-67, 111-98.


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