MAGNOLIA frustrated a gutsy remain by Alaska in the final quarter to draw off a 95-90 win on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Ian Sangalang completed with a twofold of 19 points and 10 bounce back as the Hotshots won their third progressive game after an opening misfortune.
Alaska played its best game under new mentor Jeff Cariaso, yet regardless it wasn’t sufficient as the group tumbled to 0-5 (win-misfortune) in the season-finishing gathering.
Magnolia’s success went ahead brief rest, having recently beaten Rain or Shine on Friday.
Sangalang began a 6-0 run that broke a 73-73 stop before Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon added a bin each to give the Hotshots a 90-81 lead with 2:54 left.
The Hotshots’ lead contracted to four on a short wound by Franko House with 1:01 left in the game, 94-90, yet the Aces never got any nearer from that point.
Import Romeo Travis contributed 17 points, 15 bounce back, and two squares while Barroca included 13 for the Hotshots.
Vic Manuel completed with 22 points in what was effectively the nearest the Aces have gone to a success since Cariaso took over from Alex Compton.
Prior to this, the Aces lost three games by a normal edge of 23.7 focuses.
House had 20 and Chris Banchero included 17 for Alaska, which was still without harmed players Jeron Teng, Kevin Racal, and Maverick Ahanmisi.