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Phoenix trips Alaska to stay in hunt for quarterfinal bid in PBA Governors’ Cup


The Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters remained in the thick of the hunt for a spot in the quarterfinals with a hard-earned 104-99 win over the Alaska Aces in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Prolific wingman Matthew Wright stepped up and led the Fuel Masters as he flirted with a triple-double with 26 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds. However, it was new import Du’Vaughn Maxwell who hit the biggest shot of the game for Phoenix.

Up by just two, 101-99, after Alaska big man Yousef Taha pulled the Aces closer with a basket with 46 seconds to go, Maxwell, who was recently brought in delivered the goods, scoring a layup with 20.5 ticks to go to push Phoenix to a 103-99 lead that held until the final buzzer.

Aside from Wright, three other players scored at least 21 points for Phoenix. Jason Perkins had 22 markers, while RJ Jazul and Maxwell each had 21 points, the latter adding 21 rebounds. More importantly, the win evened up Phoenix’s record at 5-5.

Alaska, on the other hand, dropped to 6-4. Oluseyi Ashaolu led the Aces with 24 points, 10 boards, and six assists, while Robbie Herndon came off the bench and produced 17. Mike Digregorio added 13 while Jeron Teng and Maverick Ahanmisi delivered 12 points apiece.

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