Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

HOOPS

Meralco wins again, joins Converge on top

Meralco displayed strength of character amid repeated uprising by NorthPort to pull off a tough 107-102 victory in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup at the Philsports Arena on Thursday night.

Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge, two key players sidelined by injuries in the previous conference that caused the Bolts’ early elimination, presided over their squad.

Newsome finished with 16 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals. He scored four of his team’s last five points as the Bolts got steadier down the stretch and notched their second straight win in the season-ending tournament.

The Bolts now vaulted into a share of the early lead with Converge in the team standings with the same 2-0 record.

Hodge, the do-it-all forward, went a rebound short from posting a double-double performance as he ended up with 15 points and nine rebounds.

The Scores:

MERALCO 107 – McDaniels 32, Newsome 16, Quinto 15, Hodge 15, Maliksi 14, Almazan 8, Jose 4, Black 3, Banchero 0, Johnson 0, Pasaol 0, Rios 0, Pascual 0.

NORTHPORT 102 –  Weathers 29, Sumang 23, Tolentino 17, Chan 10, Munzon 6, Calma 5, Taha 4, Zamar 3, Balagasay 3, Ayaay 2, Salado 0, Caperal 0, Dela Cruz 0,

QUARTERS: 26-22, 49-43, 77-67, 107-102

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

SPORTS

Manny Pacquiao knows his time is up. This was the keen observation made by a longtime member of his training team who spent dinner...

ESPORTS

The dynamic duo of Johnmar “OhMyV33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” del Rosario is back with a bang after leading Blacklist International to a...

SPORTS

The University Athletic Association of the Philippines will have a full calendar of sports events for Season 85 starting 1 October. UAAP President Fr....

ESPORTS

ECHO has revealed its roster for the upcoming M4 Mobile Legends World Championship to be held 1-15 January 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The seven...

SPORTS

It’s going to be business as usual as the Philippine Basketball Association will not stop its on-court activities when it gives way for the...

SPORTS

It doesn’t look as if newly-crowned Melvin Jerusalem will get the luxury of defending his minimumweight crown against a handpicked rival after the World...

SPORTS

Mitchell, meanwhile, is a six-foot shooting guard frowm Hartford University.

SPORTS

Legendary boxing referee Carlos ‘Sonny’ Padilla was recently inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Famous for serving as the third man in...

Copyright © DAILY TRIBUNE