Alab Pilipinas upends Meralco in tune-up

first_imgOkosa led Alab with 18 points while Bobby Ray Parks and Johnson added 17 and 13 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco played without big men Ranidel De Ocampo, Reynel Hugnatan, and Cliff Hodge who are all nursing injuries.Bolts head coach Norman Black admitted they experienced difficulties matching up against Alab’s frontcourt duo of Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa, who ran circles around Bryan Faundo and Jason Ballesteros.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“We don’t have our bigs right now so it’s very difficult,” said Black. “We’re using Bryan Faundo, and Jason Ballesteros to guard Ivan Johnson so that’s a little bit of a difficult task.”“But once we get Ranidel back, Reynel back, Cliff Hodge back, of course we can match up better in the paint and we’ll have more athleticism in the paint.” View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Alab Pilipinas found itself on the winner’s chair this time around after an 85-76 victory over Meralco in tune-up game Thursday at Meralco Gym.Alab, which id winless in two games in the ASEAN Basketball League, used a strong second offensive surge in the middle quarters, outscoring the Bolts, 42-28, to build a 71-49 lead going into the fourth.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Globalport slips past Magnolia in close preseason contest Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more