Phoenix eliminates Blackwater; Alaska joins tie for seventh with rout of GlobalPort

ANTIPOLO CITY — Blackwater became the first team to be eliminated from the PBA Governors’ Cup after falling to Phoenix, 81-93, at the Ynares Center on Wednesday night.

Eugene Phelps gave Keala King a rude PBA welcome, limiting the new Elite import to only 14 points, while he and the rest of the Fuel Masters joined forces in pulling away for good in the fourth quarter.

Calvin Abueva (8) of Alaska Aces spoils a running shot attempt of Globalport import Mike Glover (5), during the first half of action of the PBA 2016 Governors' Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo City, on Wednesday (Sept. 7,2016). (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)
FOILED RUNNING SHOT – Calvin Abueva (8) of Alaska Aces spoils a running shot attempt of Globalport import Mike Glover (5), during the first half of action of the PBA 2016 Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo City, on Wednesday (Sept. 7,2016). JOEY RAZON/PNA

For his part, Phelps tallied 29 points and 26 rebounds with four assists and one steal as Phoenix continued its late bid for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. The team, now at 5-4, is a full game behind Mahindra and San Miguel for the third and fourth places.

Arth Dela Cruz and Carlo Lastimosa each chipped in 18 markers for Blackwater.

In the nightcap, Alaska complicated matters in the race for the last quarterfinal seats with a 133-106 takedown of GlobalPort.

LaDontae Henton tallied 33 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists for Alaska, which moved to a three-way tie for seventh place with NLEX and Rain Or Shine at 4-5.

Terrence Romeo fired 26 points, four rebounds, six assists, and two steals for GlobalPort, which slipped to 3-6, a full game behind the three aforementioned clubs with two games left in their respective schedules.

First Game:Phoenix 93-Phelps 29, Borboran 15, Enciso 12, Baguio 10, Buenafe 8, W. Wilson 7, Urbiztondo 6, Caperal 3, Cruz 2, Pennisi 1, Lee 0, Lanete 0, J. Wilson 0, Miranda 0

Blackwater 81 – Dela Cruz 18, Lastimosa 18, King 14, Pinto 9, Miranda 8, Sena 6, Gamalinda 4, Golla 2, Pascual 2, Eguilos 0, Reyes 0, Sumang 0

Quarterscores: 25-20, 47-41, 65-61, 93-81

Second Game:Alaska 133-Henton 33, Abueva 21, Banchero 20, Casio 13, Thoss 13, Jazul 10, Baclao 6, Galliguez 6, Racal 6, Exciminiano 2, Mendoza 2, Hontiveros 1, Magat 0

GlobalPort 106-Romeo 26, Glover 25, Pringle 20, Yeo 11, Semerad 9, Washington 6, Taha 5, Mamaril 4, Dehesa 0, Fortuna 0, Kramer 0, Paredes 0

Quarterscores: 29-25, 57-48, 95-84, 133-106 PNA/northboundasia.com