1995 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals

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1995 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals
Team Coach Wins
Sunkist Orange Juicers Derrick Pumaren 4
Alaska Milkmen Tim Cone 3
Dates May 7–21, 1995
MVP Vergel Meneses
Television Vintage Sports (PTV)
Radio network DZRH
PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals chronology
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The 1995 PBA All-Filipino Cup Finals was the best-of-7 series basketball championship of the 1995 PBA All-Filipino Cup, and the conclusion of the conference playoffs. The Sunkist Orange Juicers and Alaska Milkmen played for the 60th championship contested by the league.[1]

Sunkist Orange Juicers won over Alaska Milkmen in a thrilling seven-game series for their third PBA title. The Juicers became the 8th team to win the All-Filipino crown.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Sunkist Alaska
Finished 7–3 (.700), 1st Eliminations Finished 5–5 (.500), tied for 3rd
Finished 13–5 (.722), 1st Semifinals Finished 10–8 (.556), tied for 2nd
Playoff Won against Purefoods, 115-89

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Wins
Sunkist 104 92 98 88 95 86 87 4
Alaska 110 85 92 94 90 92 78 3
Venue Cuneta Cuneta Araneta Cuneta Cuneta Cuneta Cuneta

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

May 7
Sunkist Orange Juicers 104, Alaska Milkmen 110
Pts: Meneses 24 Pts: Lastimosa 34 Abarrientos 30
Alaska leads series, 1-0

Alaska rallied from 12 points down, held Sunkist scoreless in the last 1:28 while Jojo Lastimosa, who finish with 34 points, Abarrientos, Hawkins and rookie Jeffrey Cariaso knock in the Milkmen's last eight points to seal the come-from-behind win.

Game 2[edit]

May 9
Sunkist Orange Juicers 92, Alaska Milkmen 85
Pts: Vergel Meneses 20 Pts: Johnny Abarrientos 24
Series tied, 1-1

Nelson Asaytono led a fourth quarter assault as he struck for six points in a 10-2 blast by the Juicers starting the final period that turned a slim 70-68 lead to an 80-70 advantage. The Milkmen did not score for more than five minutes during the Juicers' run.

Game 3[edit]

May 12
Sunkist Orange Juicers 98, Alaska Milkmen 92
Pts: Bonel Balingit 22 Pts: Jeffrey Cariaso 20
Sunkist leads series, 2-1

Bonel Balingit banged in a career-high 22 points, poured in 14 of his points in the decisive fourth quarter as the Juicers, trailed by as many as 14 points in the third period, came back to outscored the Milkmen, 32-18 in the final 12 minutes.

Game 4[edit]

May 14
Sunkist Orange Juicers 88, Alaska Milkmen 94
Pts: Vergel Meneses 36 Pts: Jojo Lastimosa 33
Series tied, 2-2

Jeffrey Cariaso scored 11 of Alaska's last 13 points, broke the final tie at 81-all with a driving layup, Sunkist' Rudy Distrito committed a flagrant foul on Cariaso when he hit the rookie's back on the way down from a layup, sending him crashing to the floor. Vergel Meneses, who won best player of the conference, put on an awesome display of firepower in the third quarter, scoring the Juicer's first 16 points with three triples.

Game 5[edit]

May 16
Sunkist Orange Juicers 95, Alaska Milkmen 90
Pts: Vergel Meneses 31 Pts: Bong Hawkins 28
Sunkist leads series, 3-2

Sunkist led by as much as 22 points, the last at 80-58. Bong Hawkins scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half as he combined with Johnny Abarrientos to bring the milkmen to within two, 89-87 with only 1:26 left. Juicers' guard Ricric Marata struck inside with a layup and Bonel Balingit's short stab and a foul off Alaska's Poch Juinio gave Sunkist a 93-87 edge.

Game 6[edit]

May 19
Sunkist Orange Juicers 86, Alaska Milkmen 92
Pts: Meneses 16 Asaytono 16 Pts: Abarrientos 21
Series tied, 3-3

Alaska held down Vergel Meneses to only 16 points while Johnny Abarrientos poured in 19 of his 21 points in the second half, most of them in the third quarter run, a Poch Juinio follow up on a Lastimosa miss gave Alaska an 85-74 lead with only 1:15 left.

Game 7[edit]

May 21
Sunkist Orange Juicers 87, Alaska Milkmen 78 (OT)
Pts: Vergel Meneses 18 Pts: Jeffrey Cariaso 24
Sunkist wins series, 4-3

Bonel Balingit and Ricric Marata knock in nine of Sunkist' 13 points in overtime as the Juicers held on to beat Alaska and hand coach Derrick Pumaren his first PBA title. Vergel Meneses sank in a clutch triple with time winding down in regulation after the Milkmen battled back from 13 points to take a 73-69 lead. Yoyoy Villamin scored on a Meneses assist to tie the count at 74-all with 10 seconds left, Johnny Abarrientos missed on a short jumper inside the paint as Alaska blew a chance to win the game outright.

1995 PBA All-Filipino Cup Champions

Sunkist Orange Juicers
Third title

Occurrences[edit]

Sunkist' Rudy Distrito was sacked by the PBA for the rest of the season for nudging Jeffrey Cariaso in mid air during Game 4. An incident also took place in that game involving a bodyguard of Alaska team owner Wilfred Uytengsu, who harassed Distrito and Vergel Meneses following Distrito's dangerous foul on Jeffrey Cariaso.

Rosters[edit]

Sunkist Orange Juicers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. 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 (1.80 m) University of Visayas
G 9 Victoria, Boybits 5 ft 11 in (1.80 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) Far Eastern
G 14 Distrito, Rudy (S) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) UE
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 19 Duremdes, Kenneth 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Adamson University
G 23 Marata, Ricardo 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) SWU
C 35 Realubit, Zaldy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) San Jose-Recoletos
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Gabby Velasco



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

Alaska Milkmen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. 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) Cebu Central
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) Far Eastern
F 16 Hawkins, Bong 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Perpetual Help College
G/F 22 Cariaso, Jeffrey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sonoma State
C 24 Bolado, Cris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) National University
F/C 31 Pineda, Giovanni 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Adamson University
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
Assistant coach(es)



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

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst Courtside reporters
Game 1
Game 2 Ed Picson Quinito Henson Anthony Suntay and Romy Kintanar
Game 3
Game 4
Game 5
Game 6
Game 7 Ed Picson Andy Jao

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