MANILA, Philippines – Import LaDontae Henton had 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks as the Alaska Aces halted their 3-game losing skid with an 85-69 rout of the Star Hotshots on Saturday, August 20, in Panabo City, Davao.
Calvin Abueva started the game and finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and two blocks as the Aces, which trailed by two after the opening period, shackled the Hotshots to just 7 points in the second period while scoring 25 points.
Star's 7-point second quarter was the lowest in any quarter by any team this conference and the fewest by a team this season so far, according to PBA statistician Fidel Mangonon III.
Sonny Thoss added 8 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 blocks while Noy Baclao also chipped in 8 markers for Alaska, which improved to a 2-4 slate.
Star import Joel Wright, who replaced Marqus Blakely, had a game-high 30 points with 22 rebounds.
RR Garcia shot 6-of-12 from the field for 15 points as Star's woeful conference continues with a 1-5 record.
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