Meralco beats San Miguel, spoils Fajardo’s return



MANILA, Philippines—Meralco chalked up its second straight win after taking down San Miguel, 93-87, spoiling the return of June Mar Fajardo within the PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Ynares Sports activities Enviornment in Pasig.

The Bolts improved to a 2-0 document whereas denying the Beermen of a win of their first recreation of the season.

Whereas Fajardo made his return, Terrence Romeo, who additionally got here again from a dislocated shoulder he suffered within the bubble final yr, may see one other break day after he twisted his ankle and seemed to have hyperextended his knee within the fourth quarter.

Romeo was additionally unable to stroll on his personal when he entered the dugout to get speedy therapy.

Meralco held a slim 42-41 edge on the finish of the primary half however had a robust third quarter, outscoring San Miguel 32-18 within the interval to take a 74-59 lead heading into the fourth.

San Miguel managed to get to inside 5, 88-83, after CJ Perez’ free throws however Chris Newsome drilled a triple with 40.4 seconds left for the Bolts’ 91-83 lead.

Newsome completed with 17 factors, six assists, and two steals to steer Meralco whereas Aaron Black and Reynel Hugnatan added 14 and 13 factors, respectively.

Romeo had 18 factors to steer San Miguel whereas Moala Tautuaa, who began at heart, had 17 factors and 10 boards.

Perez additionally had 17 factors in his San Miguel debut.

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