Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
    View Today
    Sat, Aug 13

    Returning Black, Banchero show way as Meralco adds to NorthPort woes

    Jun 23, 2022
    Chris Banchero Meralco vs NorthPort
    Chris Banchero plays one of his best games in a Bolts uniform.
    PHOTO: PBA Images

    ANTIPOLO – Meralco produced a dominant showing to regain its winning ways, defeating NorthPort, 97-87, on Thursday in the PBA 47th season Philippine Cup at the Ynares Center.

    Meralco vs NorthPort recap

    The Bolts led by as many as 27 points after Aaron Black made a triumphant comeback from after missing the previous game in a loss to TNT last Saturday.

    Chris Banchero, Allein Maliksi, and even Raymar Jose also provided the lift for the Bolts, who improved their record to 3-1 win-loss and grab a share of second place with Barangay Ginebra in the team standings.

    NorthPort continued its slump as it fell to 2-3 after its third consecutive defeat.

    Black scored 20 points in his first game back since he suffered an injury in his left wrist. He also drained back-to-back baskets to give Meralco a 97-80 lead after a late run by NorthPort.

    Banchero had 16 points and Allein Maliksi also had 16 points including four threes. A seldom-used big man prior to the conference, Jose churned in a near double-double as he had nine points and 13 rebounds for the Bolts, who missed Raymond Almazan due to health and safety protocols.

    Continue reading below ↓

    “We also realized that NorthPort is not a very big team so we can actually match up with them in this game size-wise,” said Meralco coach Norman Black. “We just want to bounce back from our loss to Talk ‘N Text. I thought we played pretty good defense but our offense was really off. Tonight, our offense flowed a lot better and our defense held up for us.

    Video

    Jamie Malonzo had 21 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and two blocks for NorthPort.

    MORE FROM SPIN
    MORE FROM SPIN

      The scores:

      Meralco 97 – Black 20, Banchero 16, Maliksi 16, Hugnatan 11, Quinto 9, Jose 9, Newsome 7, Baclao 4, Pasaol 3, Hodge 2, Belo 0, Caram 0.

      NorthPort 87 – Malonzo 21, Bolick 15, Santos 11, Calma 10, Ayaay 10, Sumang 9, Balanza 9, Dela Cruz 2, Apacible 0, Javier 0, Ferrer 0.

      Quarters: 32-22; 56-37; 83-61; 97-87.

      We are now on Quento! Download the app to enjoy more articles and videos from SPIN.ph and other Summit Media websites.

      Read Next

      POV,Zoom In

      Video
      PBA Updates
      Sorry, no results found for
      Chris Banchero plays one of his best games in a Bolts uniform.
      PHOTO: PBA Images
    • POLL

      • Quiz

        Quiz Result