Alaska Aces. PBA IMAGESAlaska import Cory Jefferson said the Aces didn’t show up the way it should have in a loss to the Meralco Bolts Saturday night.Alaska shot itself in the foot after coming out lackadaisically, resulting to Meralco building a 50-35 lead by halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite He also said Alaska had lapses on the defensive end that translated to a ton of open looks for Meralco.“Coach prepared us well. We were ready for everything that they did. We just had some breakdowns on defense and they were hitting a lot of good shots.”Jefferson teamed up with Simon Enciso and Tony dela Cruz to pull Alaska within single digits but the Aces put themselves in too deep of a hole to recover from in limited time as they reeled to their first loss in five outings.“Coach said it the right way, we dug ourselves in the hole in the first half. We can’t expect to win doing that. I think the biggest key for us moving forward is we can’t start out that flat. It’s a tough one for us to swallow,” said Enciso, who scored eight of his 14 points in the final five minutes.“But like I said, it’s not the last two minutes where our will got ourselves to win. I think it was just we dug ourselves in such a big hole. We couldn’t get back. Gotta give our hand to Meralco.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Errors hurt La Salle in another loss to rival, says former star On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town LATEST STORIES Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos And it only got worse from that point on as the Aces trailed by as much as 25 points before a late rally in the final five minutes made it appear like a closely-contested game.“It was definitely a poor start for anybody. It was a bad start, a bad half really for us,” said Jefferson after a 99-91 loss. “As a team we knew we could do better. We know what we did wrong, we know what we can do to fix it. We go back and watch film and reflect on the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We weren’t ready at the beginning of the game. We came out flat, but at the same time, that’s basketball. Teams lose, teams win still plenty of games left so we will bounce back.”Jefferson led the Aces with a game-high 32 points that went with 13 rebounds and three blocks. View comments
Zuhlke said the motorist, who was not identified, reportedly slowed down significantly, but was unable to stop completely, before hitting the woman. He said the driver likely will not be charged. No one else was injured. Car-theft suspects sought by police SOUTH WHITTIER – California Highway Patrol officers are looking for two people who led officers on a car chase Monday through the unincorporated South Whittier area. The driver failed to stop for a ticket and then led officers on a short pursuit near Gladhill and Leffingwell roads, where he and a male passenger abandoned the car and ran, said Officer Raquel Stage, CHP spokeswoman. A search of the area failed to find the men. But a record check of the vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Murano, revealed it had been stolen from La Mirada, Stage said. Anyone with information was asked to call (562) 868-0503. City puts on free concerts monthly PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Center, 9200 Mines Ave., holds monthly dances with live bands from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. every fourth Wednesday. Admission is $3 per person. Refreshments and raffle tickets are available for purchase. For more information, call (562) 948-4844. Seminar on caring for disabled set WHITTIER – The national Alliance on Mental Illness will hold an educational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wesley Building of the First United Methodist Church, 6725 Friends Ave. A speaker from GENESIS, Geriatric Evaluation Networks Encompassing Services, Information and Support, will address the needs of both aging and younger caregivers as they care for family members with mental illness. The meeting is open to everyone. For more information, call Rita Murray, (562) 692-8006. Charity taco dinner planned MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Elks will hold a taco dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at 506 W. Whittier Blvd. All proceeds go toward the Elks’ disabled children program. For more information, call (323) 721-8506. Thrift store to hold anniversary sale WHITTIER – The Shelter’s Right Hand boutique celebrates its first anniversary with a 50 percent off sale Oct. 2 through 7. The store is at 12300 Washington Blvd., Suite J. Store hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridays and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. All proceeds will support the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter in Whittier. For more information, call (562) 699-6849. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BELL GARDENS – Seven gang members were arrested on drug charges, and guns and stolen property recovered, when five search warrants were served by 60 police officers in Southeast Los Angeles County, authorities said Monday. The warrants were served by Bell Gardens police officers, assisted by officers from Downey, South Gate, Montebello and Bell, early Friday morning. The arrests concluded three weeks of investigation by the Bell Gardens Police Department’s Gang Narcotics Task Force. Two handguns, narcotics, cash and $75,000 in reported stolen property were recovered, police said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleAllegedly drunk woman hit by car WHITTIER – A pedestrian, who authorities believe was intoxicated, was transported to a local hospital Monday after she walked into the street and was hit by a vehicle. The woman’s condition was not immediately known, said Whittier police spokesman Officer Jason Zuhlke. Officials did not release the woman’s name. Dennis Jenkins, 27, of Whittier said he saw the woman “walking down the street, wailing,” before she walked into oncoming traffic at Greenleaf Avenue near Mar Vista Street and was hit.