Aces defeats Tropang Texters; winning debut for new coach

By , on May 27, 2014


Photo from Alaska Aces official Facebook page
Photo from Alaska Aces official Facebook page

MANILA — Alaska Aces triumphed over Talk’N Text Tropang Texters, with a 103-91 win.

The game was a winning debut for Alaska’s new coach Alex Compton in the 2014 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Monday.

Alaska’s winning match started rather slow with Talk’N Text building a 15-point lead. However, Henry Walker and Jvee Casio managed to make up for the deficit.

By the second quarter, Walker managed to gather points from the perimeter tying the game at 42-all.

The third quarter gave way for TNT’s improved interior defense, but it was no matchto  Alaska’s run-and-gun game with Casio and Baguio leading the score to 63-54.

TNT struggled to score during the fourth quarter but the Aces led the game to a close with Walker pulling up and Sonny Thoss and Casio making scores up to the final minute. Walker was named Best Player of the Game.

Compton stressed after the game that  the Aces will maintain its use of the triangle offense adding that they will not change a system that already works.

With reports from GMA News