Alaska vs Blackwater Feb. 19, 2016 Replay.The Blackwater Elite pounced on an import-less Alaska squad, 107-101, to pick up a second consecutive win in the 2016 Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Carlo Lastimosa scored a game-high 24 points while import MJ Rhett had a big triple-double with 18 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Elite, who have now made it back-to-back wins after a win over Mahindra last Sunday.
Reil Cervantes added 21 markers – including three three-pointers in the fourth quarter – while three other Elite players finished in double figures as well.
With Alaska import Rob Dozier sitting the game out with an injury, Vic Manuel paced Alaska with 20 points while Sonny Thoss had 18 points and eight rebounds in a solid showing.
Blackwater got the jump on Alaska after a terrific start from point guard Mike Cortez, who scored 10 points in the first nine minutes of the ballgame to lead the Elite to a double-digit advantage, 20-10.
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A couple of late three-pointers from Cyrus Baguio brought Alaska back into the game, although Blackwater held the lead, 27-23, at the end of the first.
The led into a tight second quarter where neither team was able to lead by more than four points.
Blackwater gained some separation in the third after it went on a 12-1 run – half of those points courtesy of Lastimosa – to take a 13-point lead, 68-55.