Meralco stuns Phoenix in come-from-behind win

July 11, 2022 0 Comments

Meralco rallied from 16 points down to pull a shocker over Phoenix, 109-98, to open its 47th PBA Philippine Cup campaign on a high note Saturday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.,A second half uprising including a 34-point fourth quarter scoring spree completed the Bolts’ comeback after trailing early in the game.,Chris Newsome led five other Meralco players who scored in double figures, finishing with 21 points. He added seven rebounds and seven assists.,Aaron Black posted 19 markers, Reynel Hugnatan got 17 points on a 3-of-5 three-point shooting clip, Allein Maliksi scored 15 while Bong Quinto and Raymond Almazan chipped in 12 markers apiece.,Jason Perkins had a game-high 28-point performance but wasn’t enough to save the Fuel Masters from absorbing their second straight defeat in as many outings., ,The Scores:,MERALCO (109) — Newsome 21, Black 19, Hugnatan 17, Maliksi 15, Quinto 12, Almazan 12, Hodge 5, Banchero 4, Caram 4, Pasaol 0, Jose 0, Pascual 0, Baclao 0,PHOENIX (98) — Perkins 28, Wright 16, Jazul 13, Mocon 10, Tio 9, Serrano 7, Garcia 6, lalata 4, Rios 3, Melecio 2, Muyang 0,QUARTERS: 23-23, 45-51, 75-79, 109-98