2003 Alaska Aces season

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2003 Alaska Aces season
Head coach Tim Cone
All-Filipino Cup results
Record 14–13
Place 3rd
Playoff finish Semifinals
Invitational Cup results
Record 11–1
Place 1st
Playoff finish Finals
Reinforced Conference results
Record 6–11
Place N/A
Playoff finish N/A

Stats @ PBA-Online.net
Alaska Aces seasons

The 2003 Alaska Aces season was the 18th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Height Position College
1 1 Mike Cortez 6"0' G La Salle
1 5 Brandon Cablay 6"0' G Vanguard
2 20 Leo Bat-Og 6"4' F
3 29 Stephen Padilla 5"11' G Visayas
Main article: 2003 PBA Draft


All-Filipino Cup: Beat Sta.Lucia, 91-82 on opening day on February 23, [1] and won their first four games before losing to FedEx, 86-90 on March 15 in Bago City. The Aces skid to a three-game losing streak before winning against Coca Cola and exacting revenge over the Express on April 4. [2]

Reinforced Conference: The Aces lost their first three games with Chris Carrawell as their import. The returning Isaac Fontaine, who last played with Sta.Lucia three years ago, replaces Carrawell. [3] The Aces scored their first victory against Purefoods, 97-91 on September 17, on Fontaine's debut with Alaska. [4]


During the Invitational Cup, guard Jon Ordonio was placed on the reserve list upon orders by the management. Ordonio was one of the five foreign-breed players whom the senate recommended for deportation upon investigation on the so-called Fil-Shams.


The Alaska Aces won the Invitational Championship for their 11th PBA title, defeating the Coca Cola Tigers, two games to one, in their best-of-three finals. The Aces were the sixth entry among PBA teams qualified to play in the second conference Invitationals that featured guest foreign teams. They were on a nine-game winning streak going into Game One of the title series.


Alaska Aces roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 3 United States Tejada, Eugene 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Chabot College
F 5 United States Duat, Robert 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Menlo College
G 7 United States Ordonio, Jon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Master's College
C 8 Philippines Allado, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) De La Salle
G 9 Philippines Padilla, Stephen 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) University of Visayas
C 10 Philippines Del Rosario, Richard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) De La Salle
G 11 Philippines Cortez, Mike 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) De La Salle
G 13 Philippines Castro, Alvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) De La Salle
F 20 Philippines Camaso, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Metro Manila College
G 24 United States Cablay, Brandon 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Vanguard University
F 31 United States Arigo, John 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) University of Tampa
C 32 Philippines Feihl, Edward Joseph 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) Adamson
F 34 United States Peek, Ali 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) St.Mary's
F 41 United States Noble, Miguel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Utica College
G United States Carrawell, Chris (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Duke University
G 22 United States Fontaine, Isaac (I) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Washington State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Richard Bachmann
  • Philippines Gilbert Reyes

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


Players Added

Via Draft

  • Mike Cortez [5]
  • Brandon Cablay [6]
  • Stephen Padilla

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

  • Don Camaso (From Talk 'N Text; traded their 10th pick to TNT)
  • Eugene Tejada (Drafted by Sta.Lucia; the Aces traded their pick Leo Bat-Og in exchange)
Players Lost

Via Retirement

  • Jojo Lastimosa

Via Free Agency

Via Trade