first_imgJustin Brownlee led Alab with 27 points, 13 rebounds and five assists while fellow import Renaldo Balkman contributed 21 points, 14 rebounds, six assists, and five blocks on Sunday night.It was the eighth consecutive victory of the Philippine team (11-4), which gained a chance to fight for one of the two outright semifinals seats.“It’s all for the fans, [to] show them I can still do it, give them the most wins possible to win that championship this year,” Balkman said, adding that it was his “way of paying back” after his forgettable PBA stint.After trailing 2-5 at the onset, Alab took control of the match 28-19 on conversions by Brownlee and Balkman. Triples from locals Joshua Urbiztondo and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. in the second frame increased Alab’s lead 52-38 at the half.Dreamers was able to threaten to within 10 in the third period but Parks, Balkman and Brownlee spearheaded a huge run, and then Alab built a lead as high as 26 points on a triple by Dondon Hontiveros.Cameron Forte finished with 29 points and 21 rebounds while fellow import Ronnie Aguilar added 20 points and 11 boards for Dreamers (1-14)./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Alab Pilipinas wallops Taiwan in ASEAN league’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]February 20, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]MANILA – San Miguel Alab Pilipinas stretched its winning run in the ASEAN Basketball League to eight following a 117-93 win over Taiwan’s Formosa Dreamers at the Santa Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Laguna.last_img

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