1994 PBA Governors' Cup Finals

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1994 PBA Governors Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
Alaska Milkmen Tim Cone 4
Swift Mighty Meaties Derrick Pumaren 2
Dates: December 6–18, 1994
Television: Vintage Sports (PTV)
Radio network: DZAM
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The 1994 PBA Governors Cup Finals was the best-of-7 championship series of the 1994 PBA Governors Cup, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The Alaska Milkmen and Swift Mighty Meaties played for the 59th championship contested by the league.

The Alaska Milkmen won their 2nd PBA title with a 4-2 series victory over the Swift Mighty Meaties.

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Wins
Alaska 85 119 92 90 108 114 4
Swift 89 111 87 85 123 92 2
Venue Cuneta Cuneta Cuneta Cuneta Cuneta Cuneta

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

December 6
Alaska Milkmen 85, Swift Mighty Meaties 89
Pts: Sean Chambers 28 Pts: Vergel Meneses 24
Swift leads series, 1-0

The meaties, without enforcer Rudy Distrito, who is serving a five-game suspension, held an imposing 77-61 spread in the fourth quarter and despite blowing a 16-point lead, hang tough when the milkmen, with Johnny Abarrientos orchestrating the plays, came to within 85-86, only to falter in the end.

Game 2[edit]

December 9
Alaska Milkmen 119, Swift Mighty Meaties 111
Pts: Sean Chambers 37 Bong Hawkins 27 Pts: Herb Jones 38
Series tied, 1-1

Game 3[edit]

December 11
Alaska Milkmen 92, Swift Mighty Meaties 87
Scoring by quarter: 27-21, 21-34, 22-16, 22-16
Pts: Sean Chambers 24 Pts: Nelson Asaytono 26
Alaska leads series, 2-1

Alaska played hard-nosed defense, strangled the meaties in the endgame, Alex Araneta nearly lost the ball but scored to shove the milkmen ahead, 86-84, after Swift was forced into a turnover, Sean Chambers' running shot pushed Alaska on top by four with less than a minute remaining, the mighty meaties opened a 12-point lead early in the third quarter at 60-48 but the milkmen battled back and were only trailing by a point going into the final period.

Game 4[edit]

December 13
Alaska Milkmen 90, Swift Mighty Meaties 85
Pts: Sean Chambers 36 Pts: Herb Jones 28
Alaska leads series, 3-1

In almost a repeat of Game three, a 12-4 tear by Alaska in the last five minutes iced Swift's downfall.

Game 5[edit]

December 16
Alaska Milkmen 108, Swift Mighty Meaties 123
Scoring by quarter: 32-24, 26-45, 29-24, 21-30
Alaska leads series, 3-2

Alaska took an early 24-12 lead, the meaties banked on a big second quarter, Rudy Distrito ignited a 9-0 blast that allowed Swift to equalized at 42-all and later turn the tables in the next five minutes in a 16-6 run to take a 58-48 lead, a near free-for-all happened with 30.7 seconds left in the second quarter, Swift leading, 66-55, as Jojo Lastimosa reacted on a hard foul by Swift import Herb Jones that sent him crashing to the floor, action was halted for nearly five minutes and play was resumed after technical fouls were slapped on Jones, Bonel Balingit and Roehl Gomez, the milkmen came back in the third period to cut the deficit to four, 80-84, but Swift immediately responded to the uprising as Vergel Meneses and Nelson Asaytono went to work, the meaties opened leads of 19 points, 108-89 in the fourth quarter. [1]

Game 6[edit]

December 18
Alaska Milkmen 114, Swift Mighty Meaties 92
Scoring by quarter: 29-16, 25-31, 24-16, 36-29
Pts: Sean Chambers 38
Alaska wins series, 4-2

Swift came back from 17 points down in the first quarter to take a 63-62 lead on a short stab by import Herb Jones midway in the third period, that turned out to be the meaties' last taste of the lead as Alaska launched a decisive 16-0 run that broke their backs as the milkmen zoomed to a 78-63 advantage at the end of the third quarter. [2]


1994 PBA Governors Cup Champions

Alaska Milkmen
Second title

Rosters[edit]

Alaska Milkmen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 4 Castelo, Merwin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) San Beda College
G 5 Reyes, Gilbert 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Ateneo de Manila
G/F 6 Lastimosa, Jojo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) San Jose-Recoletos
G 7 Gomez, Roehl 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) University of Cebu
G/F 9 Cardel, Johnedel 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) De La Salle
C 12 Bachmann, Dickie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) De La Salle
G 14 Abarrientos, Johnny 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) FEU
F 16 Hawkins, Bong 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Perpetual Help College
G/F 20 Chambers, Sean (I) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) California State
C 24 Bolado, Cris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) National University
F 34 Solomon, Stevenson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) San Sebastian College
C 32 Juinio, Poch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) UP-Diliman
C 50 Araneta, Alex 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 54 Ampalayo, Dondon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) San Jose-Recoletos
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured


Swift Mighty Meaties roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 4 Balingit, Bonel 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) University of Visayas
G 8 Solis, Alfonso 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) University of Visayas
G 9 Victoria, Emmanuel 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) San Beda College
F 10 Reyes, Enrique 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Ateneo de Manila
F 11 Asaytono, Nelson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) University of Manila
F 13 Villamin, Elpidio 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) FEU
G 14 Distrito, Rudy 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) UE
G 15 Estrada, Juancho 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Adamson University
G 16 Albarillo, Marcelino 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) University of Mindanao
F 18 Meneses, Vergel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jose Rizal College
F 24 Bognot, Richard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Letran
G/F 34 Jones, Herb (I) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Cincinnati
C 35 Realubit, Zaldy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) San Jose-Recoletos
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5
Game 6

References[edit]