Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Wed, Apr 14

    Blackwater heaps more misery on Meralco as Zamar hits timely trey

    Oct 5, 2018
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    PAUL Zamar drained a three with 7.9 seconds left as Blackwater escaped with a 94-91 win over Meralco on Friday in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

    The Elite improved to 5-1 (win-loss) after atoning for their loss to NLEX in their previous game while Meralco's woes continued upon its return from the Fiba Asia Champions Cup.

    The Bolts are now 1-4 and in danger of missing the playoff bus.

    Before his game-winner, Zamar also made a defensive gem as he chased down Anjo Caram on a fastbreak to stop a layup and preserve Blackwater's 91-90 lead.

    Allen Durham split his free throws to tie the match at 91-all, setting the stage for Zamar's clutch trey that capped the Elite's comeback from a 10-point deficit.

    “Great bounce-back, great win. Last seven minutes, we were losing by 10 points. It’s a game of adjustments. They adjust, we adjust. It’s a come-from-behind win again,” said Blackwater coach Bong Ramos.

    Continue reading below ↓

    "The characters of the players are developing. I hope we continue that."

    Walker scored 24 points to go with 14 rebounds, and four blocks while Mac Belo had 14 points including a three-pointer that broke an 88-88 tie. Zamar finished with 13 points.

    Continue reading below ↓
    Recommended Videos

    Durham had 32 points, 21 rebounds, and three blocks, while Baser Amer had 14 points including a triple that gave the Bolts a 74-64 lead.

    The scores:

    Blackwater 94 – Walker 24, Belo 14, Zamar 13, Sumang 12, Maliksi 10, Jose 8, Sena 5, Pinto 4, DiGregorio 2, Al-Hussaini 2, Javier 0.

    Meralco 91 – Durham 32, Amer 14, Bono 10, Newsome 8, Caram 7, Lanete 5, Hodge 4, Salva 4, Tolomia 3, Hugnatan 2, Jamito 2, Atkins 0, Canaleta 0.

    Quarters: 18-14; 40-37; 61-62; 94-91.

    Read Next
    read more stories about:
    Sorry, no results found for
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto
  • POLL

    • Quiz

      Quiz Result