PBA News
March 03, 1997

Alaska halts Gordon's streak

ALASKA Milk, playing more like the defending champion that it is, displayed grace under pressure to halt Gordon's Gin three-game winning streak with a 99-91 win last night in the PBA All-Filipino Conference at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Embarrassed by their 88-63 defeat to Purefoods Corned Beef last Friday, the Milkmen controlled the game near the end of the first quarter and were never really threatened, except in the fourth quarter.

Ahead by eight, 83-75, 7:11 to play, the Milkmen started missing their shots to enable the Boars to trim their deficit to four, 81-85.

But Johnny Abarrientos, who was limping in the last two quarters because of a sprained ankle he sustained before the end of the half, scored four straight points and intercepted a Noli Locsin pass intended for Jayvee Gayoso to break the Boars' momentum.

Bong Hawkins then converted a short jumper for a 93-84 Alaska lead, 2:46 remaining in the game.

In the second game, Purefoods patiently nibbled at a 13-point deficit to outlast Pop Cola in overtime, 101-95, for a second straight win after two opening losses.

Elmer Lago fired the triple that forced extension at 91-all before Jerry Codiñera canned four straight points and Dindo Pumaren came up with two steals to seal the Cowboys' win. -ROMINA AUSTRIA

First Game
Alaska 99 -- Lastimosa 33, Abarrientos 31, Hawkins 14, Juinio 8, Castelo 5, Lago 4, Punsalan 2, Ramas 2, Gomez 0.
Gordon's Gin 91 -- Locsin 22, Aquino 21, Hizon 14, Jarencio 14, David 7, Gayoso 6, Jaworski Sr. 3, Jaworski Jr. 2, Cheng 2, Ong 0, De Joya 0.
Quarters: 26-19; 48-37; 79-64; 99-91

Second Game
Purefoods 101 -- Patrimonio 28, Lago 20, Codiñera 17, Pumaren 13, Evangelista 11, Bolado 3, Reyes 2, Sasuman 2, Mosqueda 0.
Pop Cola 95 -- Duremdes 22, Agustin 18, Balingit 15, Meneses 10, Quilban 9, Realubit 8, Morelos 6, Belasco 4, Tanuan 2.
Quarters: 20-14; 37-all; 63-70; 91-all; 101-95

March 02,1997
Gordon's Gin tests Alaska mettle today.

March 01,1997
PureFoods rips Alaska Milkmen, 88-63.

Gordon's stays sparkling clear.

New twist in Jacobs-BCAP case.

PBA twinbill in Pampanga.

February 28,1997
Gordon's Gin eyes 3rd straight win.

February 27,1997
PBA, BAP talks slated?

San Mig is the best-coached team in the PBA --Chot Reyes.

February 26,1997
Mobiline outlasts Shell in overtime.

Jawo Jr. gets all the breaks.

February 25,1997
Mobiline vs Shell today.

PBA freezes Feihl.

February 24,1997
Rookie lifts Mobiline past PureFoods.

Buzzer-beating trey lifts Gordon's Gin.

Source: Manila Times on the Web

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