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    Meralco ends another dismal PBA season on high note with win over GlobalPort

    Jun 14, 2014

    GARY David led a crippling third-quarter offensive as Meralco blew past fellow also-ran GlobalPort, 123-95, to end a failed PBA Governors Cup campaign on a high note on Saturday at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna.

    David rediscovered his shooting touch against his former team, pumping in 10 of his personal conference-high 33 points during a pivotal 17-4 third quarter blitz that all but wrapped up the Bolts' third win in nine games in the season-ending conference.

    David, who will take a short breather before resuming his individual training in time for Gilas Pilipinas’ international stints starting in July, buried six three-pointers while adding four assists and three rebounds against a Batang Pier team that traded him last season.

    Import Mario West registered the second triple-double for this conference after finishing with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

    The Bolts ended the season with their second ninth-place finish this season. Meralco also placed ninth in the season-opening Philippine Cup before placing seventh in the Commissioner’s Cup, coming nowhere close to a championship in its fourth season in the league.

    On the other hand, the Batang Pier closed out their Governors Cup stint with seven straight losses to wind up at 1-8.

    It is the second straight last place finish for Globalport since rookie coach Pido Jarencio took over before the start of the Commissioner’s Cup.

    GlobalPort has posted a woeful 14-57 win-loss record in two PBA seasons.

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    The scores:
     
    Meralco 123 - David 33, West 30, Hugnatan 19, Hodge13, Dillinger 12, Cortez 6, Guevarra 6, Caram 2, Ballesteros 2, Wilson 0, Sena 0.
     
    GlobalPort 95 - Lowhorn 28, Washington 21, Cabagnot 10, Buenafe 6, Macapagal 6, Garcia 4, Ponferada 4, Acuna 4, Salvador 2, Romeo 2, Hayes 2, Lingganay 2, Yee 2, Menk 2. 
     
    Quarterscores: 34-15; 57-49; 93-77; 123-95
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