Injury-hit Alab beats Indonesia in ASEAN league

first_imgSan Miguel Beer-Alab Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee scores on a one-hander dunk against CLS Indonesia. SPIN.PH MANILA – San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas survived the exit of Renaldo Balkman to score an 84-67 victory over CLS Indonesia in the ASEAN Basketball League at the Caloocan Sports Complex.Bobby Ray Parks Jr. led the way with 21 points and five rebounds while Justin Brownlee added 15 markers for Alab, which moved to a joint third place in the standings with a 13-6 win-loss card.The Wednesday night victory was costly for Alab. Balkman hurt his ankle in the second period, joining veterans Joshua Urbiztondo and Robby Celiz in the team’s injured list.“As far as we know it’s just an ankle sprain,” Alab head coach Jimmy Alapag said Wednesday. “But he’s a tough guy. I’m sure he’ll be all right.” Alab had a strong start in the opening quarter for an early 24-12 advantage. Indonesians tried to rally back in the second period but Brownlee answered with timely shots for a 44-33 halftime lead.In the third period Alab started to pull away behind locals Parks and Lawrence Domingo to increase the lead 71-49 and push it to as high as 24 points in the final frame on a Brownlee basket.Former PBA imports Brian Williams finished with 19 points and 18 rebounds and Shane Edwards added 17 for the Indonesian side, which got eliminated from the playoffs with the loss./PNlast_img read more