Revenge-minded Macau wrecks banged-up Alab by 30
MANILA, Philippines – The Macau Black Bears got sweet revenge against the undermanned San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in a 114-84 home beating in ABL Season 9 on Friday, March 15.
The banged-up Alab squad dropped back-to-back games for the first time in their title defense campaign and slid to 18-6 in the standings.
The 30-point beatdown is also the Philippine club's worst loss yet as the regular season winds down.
Alab missed the services of 3 key players as import Renaldo Balkman, Law Domingo and Brandon Rosser remained sidelined due to injuries.
Meanwhile, Dewarick Spencer continued his dominant start as the replacement of World Import MVP Anthony Tucker, adding 42 markers with 9 rebounds in the easy win.
Although Macau only had a six-point lead at the half, the squad sustained its offensive groove while Alab simply could not catch up. The Black Bears buried the defending champs with 64 second-half points, compared to Alab's 39.
Their offensive assault peaked at a 30-point gap with the very last play, a Derek King layup in the final 41 ticks of regulation.
PJ Ramos did what he could and led Alab with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Veteran guard Josh Urbiztondo blazed out for 16 first-half points, but ended up scoreless in the latter half.
Reigning two-time local MVP Ray Parks also cooled down and needed 14 shots to record 12 points.
Caelan Tiongson returned from injury for 4 points in what would be Alab's sole good takeaway for the night.
Macau 114 – McKinney 43, Spencer 42, Leung 12, Tian 5, Watkins 4, King 5, Liu 3, Lai 0, Un 0, Chan 0.
Alab Pilipinas 84 – Ramos 24, Urbiztondo 16, Parks 12, Rivero 10, Alvano 8, Torres 5, Tiongson 4, Javelona 3, Sumalinog 2.
Quarters: 19-24, 51-45, 83-65, 114-84.
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