Home » alaska aces You are browsing entries tagged with “alaska aces” View Courtside stories »

Aces Hontiveros, dela Cruz retire from PBA

SHARES:

ANTIPOLO CITY—Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz didn’t have the kind of exit they had in mind after Alaska ended its season with a blowout loss to Rain or Shine Wednesday. But the two veterans will always look back at the fond memories they’ve made throughout their colorful careers. “I learned so many things. Coach […]

| | Read More »

Painters rip Aces in Hontiveros, dela Cruz farewell

SHARES:

ANTIPOLO—Rain or Shine put a damper on a couple of retirements after thrashing Alaska, 112-82, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Sports Center here. The Elasto Painters improved to 6-4 to strengthened their bid for the fourth spot in the standings while the Aces, who saw Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz play their […]

| | Read More »

Gin Kings roll, extend Aces’ misery

SHARES:

Barangay Ginebra kept Alaska’s struggles going after coming away with a 94-80 victory in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. As the Gin Kings improve to 4-1, and a fourth consecutive win, the Aces dropped to 0-6 and continued their downward spiral losing their 14th straight game overall. This […]

| | Read More »

TNT uses late run to stun skidding Alaska

SHARES:

TNT used a late-game push to stun Alaska, 119-110, and gain its seventh win in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legazpi City, Albay.  The KaTropa, who trailed by as many as 17 early, were down 101-105 midway through the fourth period before mounting an 18-5 run to close the game […]

| | Read More »

Brownlee tows streaking Ginebra past Alaska

SHARES:

Justin Brownlee capped his stellar night with the game-winning play and Barangay Ginebra escaped Alaska, 103-102, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Brownlee unloaded 37 points, including a three-point play with 7.2 seconds left to lead the Gin Kings to their fifth straight victory after starting the conference with a […]

| | Read More »

‘Major Pain’ Eric Menk officially retires from PBA

SHARES:

Eric Menk, a member of the PBA’s 40 Greatest Players, has officially retired after 16 fruitful seasons in the PBA. The 42-year-old Menk won all of his four titles as part of Barangay Ginebra where he played for 12 years. Menk, one of the best big men of his generation, last played for Alaska in […]

| | Read More »

Caloy Garcia ‘disappointed’ with ROS vets’ play in loss to Aces

SHARES:

Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia bared that he’s finally feeling the pressure following the team’s two-game losing slide. “I’m concerned about it,” Garcia said after the Elasto Painters fell to Alaska in a 105-102 heartbreaker on Sunday. Garcia focused on the lackluster showing of his guards in their latest defeat, where he felt he […]

| | Read More »

Tolomia contributes in limited minutes in ROS loss to Alaska

SHARES:

Kept on the bench majority of the game, Mike Tolomia was surprised to hear his number called with 1:34 remaining in the third quarter. But when his moment came, the 24-year-old made the most out of it in setting up his teammates James Yap and Jericho Cruz early in the fourth quarter. “I didn’t expect that […]

| | Read More »

Jefferson says Alaska teammates ‘big part’ of his success

SHARES:

Cory Jefferson seethed as he air-balled his first three-point attempt early in Alaska’s duel against Rain or Shine on Sunday. Jefferson felt embarrassed and he made it a point to drill his next shots in hopes of maintaining the team’s unbeaten record. And he did, going 5-of-8 from threes, including the go-ahead trey with 30.1 seconds […]

| | Read More »

Aces stay perfect, overcome Painters behind Jefferson

SHARES:

Cory Jefferson nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer with 30.1 seconds left as Alaska doused Rain or Shine’s fiery fightback, 105-102, to stay unbeaten in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jefferson fired 41 points and had 13 rebounds, and three assists to lead the Aces to their fourth win in as many […]

| | Read More »

Thoss on defending Elite import: ‘My teammates also deserve credit’

SHARES:

Sonny Thoss nearly had a double-double in Alaska’s win over Blackwater on Wednesday but his 10 points and seven rebounds aren’t even his biggest contributions. With Blackwater pulling within single digits after being down by as much as 21 points, Alaska got a big break with Thoss drawing Smith’s last foul that left the Elite […]

| | Read More »

Alaska downs Blackwater behind Jefferson’s double-double

SHARES:

Cory Jefferson notched his second straight double-double and Alaska beat Blackwater, 109-95, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Jefferson posted 28 points and 15 rebounds, putting up nearly the same numbers he produced when he made his PBA debut in a 107-79 drubbing of GlobalPort four days ago. “We really […]

| | Read More »

Alaska, Ginebra in do-or-die for last semis slot

SHARES:

Barangay Ginebra and Alaska Milk slug it out for one last time at Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday night, both determined to step up their game even more to have a chance at winning what could well be a slam-bang KO setto.         The two teams are expected to go hammer and tongs at each other in their 7 p.m. do-or-die […]

| | Read More »

Compton, Aces look to avoid breakdowns in another ‘tough’ duel vs Gins

SHARES:

After suffering a 17-point meltdown on Sunday, Alaska is hoping to pick up the pieces when it fights Ginebra anew on Tuesday. Aces head coach Alex Compton said that rather than being down following a 85-81 loss to the Gin Kings, the Aces must learn their lessons from the collapse as they eye a spot in […]

| | Read More »

Mercado on Ginebra comeback: ‘We gave it all’

SHARES:

With its back against the wall, Ginebra knew it had no choice but to pull off a win against Alaska on Saturday. But extending the Gin Kings season seemed like a tall task, especially after the Aces erected a 53-37 lead early in the third quarter. “There was no tomorrow. If we lost, it will be a […]

| | Read More »

Ginebra rallies past Alaska, forces do-or-die for semis slot

SHARES:

ANTIPOLO — Ginebra battled back from 17 points down and pulled off an 85-81 victory over Alaska on Sunday to force a do-or-die for a semifinals in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Ynares Center here. The Gin Kings fought back from a 50-37 deficit and unleashed a jaw-dropping 21-1 run to close the third frame […]

| | Read More »

Compton expects Alaska to be in ‘real battle’ vs Ginebra

SHARES:

Both sides foresee a tough battle but are also excited to take on the challenge. The Alaska Aces and the Barangay Ginebra Kings collide in what’s easily the most exciting matchup in the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals – a duel pitting the 2016 Philippine Cup and Commissioner’s Cup runners-up and the 2016 Governors Cup titlists. […]

| | Read More »

Struggling Rain or Shine gets last crack at playoff spot

SHARES:

Perennial contender Rain or Shine finds itself on the brink of elimination after ending the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup eliminations with a 5-6 card. With the Elasto Painters bowing to Alaska, 94-89, on Wednesday, it’s understandable that the players are now feeling the pressure. “There’s definitely frustration,” said ROS swingman Gabe Norwood. “We struggled to get […]

| | Read More »

Yap still upbeat about ROS’ playoff chances

SHARES:

James Yap refused to feel down following Rain or Shine’s 94-89 defeat to Alaska on Wednesday. The loss, which was the Elasto Painters’ fourth straight to end the eliminations, has placed his team in an unenviable position in battling Blackwater on Friday for the last quarterfinals slot.  “Well, ganun naman eh. Kailangan tiwala lang sa […]

| | Read More »

Alaska boosts playoff bid, ousts Mahindra

SHARES:

Alaska pulled away in the fourth quarter to bet Mahindra, 107-91, and grab a share of second place in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Calvin Abueva was in his usual self, scattering 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to power the Aces’ fourth-quarter surge. “We’re in a […]

| | Read More »

PBA Fan of the Day: Sancho Alejandro Almonte

SHARES:

Name: Sancho Alejandro Almonte Age: 15 Hails from: Mandaluyong Fan of which team: Alaska Aces Favorite Player: Vic Manuel How long have you been a fan of the team: 3 years Why are you a fan of the team: They have small but terrible players

| | Read More »

Alaska, Mahindra in crucial clash

SHARES:

Alaska head coach Alex Compton knows his team, which is currently in the bottom half of the standings with a 4-4 card, in a precarious situation with the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup already in its homestretch. Compton questioned his players maturity after Alaska lost to Blackwater, 103-100, on Sunday. “We played with fire and we got […]

| | Read More »

Isaac’s trust in players rewarded in Blackwater win over Alaska

SHARES:

If there’s one guy who has a ton of belief in Blackwater, it’s coach Leo Isaac. And his faith in his players was in full effect on Sunday when he stuck with Roi Sumang in the endgame as the Elite pulled off a 103-100 victory over the Alaska Aces. “You want to see players who […]

| | Read More »

‘Careless’ Aces shot self in foot with 26 turnovers in loss to Elite

SHARES:

It wasn’t the best of Sundays for Alaska head coach Alex Compton.  He walked in the hallway of Smart Araneta Coliseum with his lovely wife and two young boys, but there was no cause for celebration after another sorry loss. Alaska blew a chance, and it proved costly. The Aces were on the verge of […]

| | Read More »

Roi Sumang shows worth for Blackwater

SHARES:

Roi Sumang waited for his time, and when it finally came, he made the most of it. The speedy guard out of University of the East reminded every one what he’s capable of, taking charge late as Blackwater pulled off a 103-100 stunner over Alaska on Sunday. “Coming off the bench, I just wanted to do […]

| | Read More »

Aces’ Banchero out after reinjuring left hand

SHARES:

Alaska’s health issues continue. After getting their starting center Sonny Thoss back, the Aces were dealt with another injury after guard Chris Banchero reinjured his left hand last week against Star. “I broke it,” Banchero said as he watched Alaska’s sorry 103-100 defeat to Blackwater on Sunday with his hand heavily bandaged. “I hurt it during the TNT game. […]

| | Read More »

Sumang, Blackwater top Alaska

SHARES:

Roi Sumang was rarely given the chance to finish a game for Blackwater. The former University of the East standout was there to polish it all up Sunday and did it with aplomb in helping the Elite stun Alaska 103-100 to get back in the winning track in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. […]

| | Read More »

PBA Fan of the Day: Lovelyn Cusay

SHARES:

Name: Lovelyn Cusay Age: 31 Hails from: Quezon City Favorite team: Alaska Aces Favorite player: Chris Banchero How long have you been a fan of the team: 15 years Why are you a fan of the team: All of them are good players.

| | Read More »

Aces, Elite eye momentum-building win

SHARES:

Alaska and Blackwater aim to boost their respective and slightly differing intentions when they clash Sunday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Aces are gunning for a second straight win that would push them alongside idle Rain or Shine and GlobalPort at second-running spot. The Elite, on the other hand, are eyeing […]

| | Read More »

Alaska, Star eye share of third place

SHARES:

Who did their homework better during their long break? Who stay in shape and keep sharpness from a respite of over two weeks?         These questions beg for answer as the Alaska Aces and the Star Hotshots return to action, going up against each other in a crucial setto in the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round […]

| | Read More »

Abueva, Alaska show no letup in big win over Ginebra

SHARES:

Alaska has made a name for itself as one of the best teams in the league at pulling off comebacks. The Aces did that a couple of seasons ago winning more than a dozen games after trailing by more than 20 points, and on Wednesday they stunned Meralco 81-79 after falling by as much as […]

| | Read More »

If not for basketball, Aces rookie Cruz would’ve been a pro DotA player

SHARES:

Had he not been a basketball player, Alaska rookie Carl Bryan Cruz said that he would have been a professional player of the popular computer game DotA (Defense of the Ancient). “Kung hindi ako naging basketball player baka DotA player ako kasi nung bata ako mahilig ako sa computer games,” the 25-year old Cruz revealed. The […]

| | Read More »

Ferrer shrugs off career-high in Ginebra loss to Alaska

SHARES:

Kevin Ferrer may have found his stride against Calvin Abueva and Alaska, but overall, Barangay Ginebra’s offense was nowhere to be seen. Alaska was hellbent on dealing Ginebra a nice Christmas present in the form of a 101-86 beating, and the rookie Ferrer was in no mood to celebrate his new career-high of 19 points.  […]

| | Read More »

Player of the Week: Vic Manuel provides muscle to Aces’ surge

SHARES:

Showing he has fully recovered from a right calf muscle that sidelined him for much of late last season, Vic Manuel showed his effectiveness on both ends of the floor to help Alaska register two straight victories this past week. The undersized Manuel tallied a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, to go along […]

| | Read More »

Alaska routs Ginebra for 3rd straight win

SHARES:

Alaska rode the momentum of its back-to-back wins over GlobalPort and Meralco, stretching its run to three games with a 101-86 rout of Barangay Ginebra in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night. The Aces dished out an impeccable game and thoroughly dominated the Gin Kings to move up to joint third place with Blackwater, Rain […]

| | Read More »

NLEX’s Enrico Villanueva likely to miss rest of PH Cup due to MCL tear

SHARES:

Enrico Villanueva has been ruled out of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup after the veteran big man suffered an MCL tear on his left knee. NLEX team manager Ronald Dulatre bared the development, which was confirmed by coach Yeng Guiao. “He may be out for two months. Most likely, he’ll be returning in the second […]

| | Read More »

Compton praises Aces reserves in close loss to SMB: ‘Proud of them’

SHARES:

Consider it vindication for coach Alex Compton. Urging the management to re-sign Abel Galliguez, Marion Magat, and Jaypee Mendoza in the offseason, these seldom-used players repaid the Aces mentor of his faith, keeping the team afloat in their game against San Miguel on Saturday. Without seven of its key players, Alaska still gave the two-time […]

| | Read More »

Beermen got complacent vs depleted Aces, admits Santos

SHARES:

Arwind Santos didn’t hide his disappointment with the way San Miguel has been playing this 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. Seemingly losing their dominance, the Beermen looked so vulnerable on Saturday when they needed to gut out a close 93-88 victory over an undermanned Alaska crew for their second win in three games. “Parang lumaban ka […]

| | Read More »

Fajardo, Beermen escape shorthanded Aces

SHARES:

San Miguel Beer bucked a tough, tough challenge by a badly crippled but fierce-fighting Alaska side Saturday night, squeezing out a 93-88 win to move up to joint third place in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Despite a huge double-double game from June Mar Fajardo, the Beermen played catch-up basketball most of the […]

| | Read More »

TNT rookie Pogoy excited to play against ‘idols’ Yap, Hontiveros

SHARES:

After fulfilling his PBA dreams, TNT rookie Roger Pogoy couldn’t wait to matchup against his idols. Pogoy said playing against the “man with a million moves” James Yap of Rain or Shine is something he looks forward to. “Idol ko siya dati pa kasi ang dami niyang moves,” Pogoy said.  The young shooting guard added […]

| | Read More »

STANDINGS
GAMES TIME