The favorites loss the first games of the conference against low key opponents. Colombian Dyip looks like a force that nobody can stop when they are hitting. The game was close in the first half until Colombian hitting in the third quarter 37-25.
Aces didn’t recover to the hole they made in the third. Here’s the mistake that they did all game long.
Alston dominated the boards with 22 boards using his big body. Seven of it was offensive and converted into points. Where the import scored 38 points and 63% from the field. As a team, they had totaled 55 rebounds and 20 of it was offensive that limit Alaska opportunity to score. Alaska frontcourt was no match for his power.
Giving up 53 free throws the whole game is too much to overcome. Colombian get 42 points on it against the Aces who had 15 points out of 21 attempts. That was a huge disparity of aggressiveness. The advantage was equivalent to a quarter-point.
Limited to just three points, his offensive output was miss big time. Without him on his A-game thee harder for the team to win. If Alaska wants to be on the race this conference they need a consistent Banchero.