Carl Bryan Cruz comes to the rescue of ailing Aces

Carl Bryan Cruz comes to the rescue of ailing Aces

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Team Lakay’s Gina Iniong determined to get back into ONE title contention “Coach Alex told us that this was our opportunity to correct our mistakes from the first game,” said Cruz. “It just showed here in the second game how much we’ve improved. We did not just improve individually but we were able to adjust.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MANILA, Philippines—With Alaska playing without most of its starting five in the early part of the PBA Philippine Cup, Carl Bran Cruz picked the perfect time  to put on a show.Cruz had a game-high 20 points with nine rebounds to lead the Aces to a 94-72 walloping of Columbian Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena in a game Alaska badly needed to win.center_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Aces were coming off a sorry 85-72 loss against Rain or Shine and they were obviously missing the help of Vic Manuel, JVee Casio, Simon Enciso, and Kevin Racal.“All I could think of was this was my opportunity because we didn’t have our main guys like Vic,” said Cruz in Filipino. “Simply put, this was my chance so I had to step up and just give it my all.”Cruz was dormant for all of the third quarter but turned it up a notch in the fourth, scoring 12 points with the Aces already well in the lead, 68-50, to start the period.“It’s hard playing without the main guys especially without our guards but it was our system that really brought us to the win,” said Cruz. “Whoever coach Alex [Compton] called, even though we didn’t have a star player inside the court, played within the system.”The bounce back victory, which hiked the Aces’ record to 1-1, was proof of how they learned from their mistakes from the last loss, said Cruz.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img

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