Alex Cabagnot, returning Christian Standhardinger help Beermen blast Aces

first_imgPBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer leaned on Alex Cabagnot and returning big man Christian Standhardinger’s brilliance to frustrate Alaska, 114-96, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Araneta Coliseum.The reigning conference champions scripted a turnaround behind the steady performances of Cabagnot, who finished the game with 31 points, and Standhardinger, who chimed in 23 more.ADVERTISEMENT “We all know that we’re already in the quarterfinals. But this game is still important for us,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria, whose squad ended the eliminations with a 7-4 card.“We didn’t want to get to the next round on a losing note. This gives us a lot of confidence moving on,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsStandhardinger, who, according to Austria has yet to fully recover from his knee injury, pumped in 14 of his 23 points in the final frame to help the Beermen pull away by as many as 21 points.“We planned for (Christian) to only play a few minutes just to break him in. But he had a break out,” Austria said in jest. Ramil de Jesus: La Salle morale ‘really down’ after loss to UP San Miguel now finds itself smack in the middle of the Top 8 at No. 5 to be precise, with five of the teams below them still having a few games left to play.Alaska drew 22 points from skipper Chris Banchero. Carl Bryan Cruz had 13 while Sonny Thoss and Noy Baclao each added 12.The Aces, though, had no answer for the Beermen, who had four more players tallying 10 points or more.The Aces dropped to 4-6 and while they’re still technically in playoff contention, their chances of advancing gets bleaker.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director View comments Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img

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