TNT KaTropa relied on balanced scoring and defense to rout a sluggish Alaska squad, 92-78, and earned for them a quarterfinal berth in Season 44 of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on Friday. Roger Pogoy was on track, hitting 11 of his 24 points in the first quarter that also provided TNT a 23-15 cushion at the start of the second period. The KaTropa never relinquished its lead enroute to its fourth straight win. Troy Rosario scored 15 points while Kelly Williams contributed 11 rebounds and nine assists also for the KaTropa. Alaska 78 – Cruz 19, Thoss 13, Enciso 12, Banchero 12, Teng 9, Ayaay 6, Pascual 5, Exciminiano 2, Baclao 0, Galliguez 0, Potts 0.
Source: Manila Times March 15, 2019 17:03 UTC