Alaska finally broke the longest losing streak in franchise history, and remarkably, came at the expense of a mighty team as San Miguel Beer.
Playing with fire in their eyes, the Aces sustained a hot start and held on for a rousing 90-79 victory over the Beermen to finally barge in the win column of the PBA Governors Cup Saturday night at the Angeles University Foundation gym here.
Import Buck Henton led Alaska’s inspired play in the Petron Saturday Special game by firing away 36 points and 15 rebounds in the win that put a stop to the Aces’ bleeding after losing 15 straight games dating back from April during the Commissioner’s Cup.
The losing skid was the worst ever in Alaska franchise history.
Alaska also broke its eight-game skid to the Beermen dating back to Game 4 of the 2016 Philippine Cup finals.
Import Terik Bridgeman was a big disappointment for San Miguel after finishing with only 2 points on 1 of 4 shooting in his PBA debut as replacement for Wendell McKines. – PBA
ALASKA 90 – Henton 36, Abueva 13, Thoss 12, Casio 9, Banchero 6, Galliguez 5, Enciso 4, Mendoza 2, Pascual 2, Racal 1, Baclao 0, Magat 0.
SAN Miguel 79 – Santos 29, Cabagnot 14, Fajardo 12, Lassiter 6, Ross 4, Heruela 4, Espinas 4, Pessumal 3, Bridgeman 2, Ganuelas Rosser 1, Semerad 0.
Quarterscores: 19-9, 44-31, 63-53, 90-79.