Philippine Patriots open ASEAN League campaign with win - Jan 14, 2012 (by Eurobasket News)
Philippine Patriots - Bangkok Patriots 86:58
Philippine Patriots clinched the opening win at ASEAN League season. They fired past Bangkok Patriots at home court in the opener. Nakiea Miller (204-C-79, college: Iona) stepped up with 24 points and 18 rebounds to pace the winners.
The Patriots secured a 22:18 lead after intensive first ten minutes in the game. The hosts took over in the second period. They limited the league debutants to only 5 points in the quarter building a massive 51:23 halftime lead. The Bangkok Cobras cut the deficit to 16 points in the third term but the Patriots never allowed their opponents any closer racing to the victory at the end. Anthony Johnson (197-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances, college: La-Lafayette) added 17 points for the winners. Bruce Brown (213-C-83, college: Hampton) answered with 11 points for the Cobras. Marvin Cruz (173-G-84), Darongpan Apiromvilaichai (185-G-85) and Gentry Lewis (206-F/C-81, college: Philander Smith) had 9 points apiece in defeat.
Philippine Patriots: Nakiea Miller 24+18 boards, Anthony Johnson 17, Warren Ibanez (180-G-71) 9
Bangkok Cobras: Bruce Brown 11, Marvin Cruz 9
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