Aces head coach Alex Compton said Pascual will be reporting to their practice on Saturday after the trade that the Hotshots initiated.
The veteran mentor also lauded Dela Rosa for his performance during his stay with the storied franchise.
“Rome has always carried himself with exemplary class and character. He is a fine young man, a great teammate, and a warrior on the court,” said Compton. “We will miss him indeed, yet the needs of the team dictated that we get a big, and we are excited to get a big the quality of Jake Pascual.”...
The Aces were already sure of a victory over the Batang Pier in their game on Wednesday, but Abueva still tipped in his own miss at the buzzer to run up the final score to 95-84.
"There’s an (unwritten) rule before in coaching that you never score like the last basket we scored," Compton said....
Coach Alex Compton said adjustments have to be made, particularly the way his team moves the ball.
“The one thing I don't like about our team is our resolve. I was really upset about the lack of ball movement,” Compton said in the post-game presser following the Aces’ 95-84 win over GlobalPort....
MANILA -- (UPDATED) Jayvee Casio sank the treys they needed, while Calvin Abueva made a strong comeback, as they silenced GlobalPort and gave Alaska its first victory in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Casio scored 10 of his 15 points in the last five minutes to give the Aces a 95-84 win -- their first in three starts.
Abueva also had a big game for Alaska, leading the way with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Aces to offset the Batang Pier's Terrence Romeo. It was the “Beast” first game since recuperating from a torn quadriceps....
Aces head coach Alex Compton on Thursday said power forward Vic Manuel and point guard Ping Exciminiano are suspended for Saturday’s game after the duo played regulation basketball outside of the PBA’s jurisdiction.
Dicky Bachmann, the Aces’ team manager, said Manuel and Exciminiano violated their PBA contracts “by participating in ‘larong labas’ (a game outside of the PBA’s control).”...
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||1||2||0.333|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||6||6||0.500||6th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||14||11||0.560||Runner-up|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||16||7||0.696||Runner-up|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||12||7||0.632||Runner-up|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||8||0.385||6th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||17||9||0.654||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||8||7||0.533||4th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||5||0.583||6th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||7||10||0.412||8th|