Meralco’s Baser Amer continues to elevate his game in Commissioner’s Cup


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In just his second season as a pro, Baser Amer has showed the maturity of a veteran as evidenced by his latest performance last Wednesday.

The former San Beda star fired 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, to go along with 3 assists, leading the Bolts to an 81-66 thumping of Phoenix.


Romeo powers GlobalPort past Meralco


Terrence Romeo scored 27 points to lead GlobalPort Batang Pier to a 97-89 win over the Meralco Bolts in the PBA Philippine Cup on Friday.

Romeo made 10-of-23 field goals and also had 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Nino Canaleta added 13 markers, while Billy Mamaril and Mike Cortez scored 12 apiece.

GlobalPort, which led as much as 16 points, now stands in the league standings with a 4-3 record.

Reynel Hugnatan paced the Bolts (2-5) with 23 points.

The scores:

GLOBALPORT 97 – Romeo 27, Canaleta 13, Mamaril 12, Cortez 12, Quinahan 11, Pringle 9, Aban 9, Mierhofer 2, Paredes 2, Banal 0, Urbiztondo 0, Pessumal 0.

MERALCO 89 – Hugnatan 23, Grey 18, Newsome 16, Hodge 12, Daquioag 12, Buenafe 3, Faundo 2, Caram 2, Amer 1, Uyloan 0, Nabong 0, Ferriols 0.

Quarters: 26-19, 51-41, 72-71, 97-89

PBA Capsule: Blackwater halts skid; Banchero saves Alaska

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A pair of really interesting games in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night.

The Blackwater Elite snapped their two-game losing streak after beating the NLEX Road Warriors, 96-85.

Art dela Cruz scored 18 points and hauled down 8 rebounds to lead the Elite. Ronjay Buenafe had a nice line of 13-4-5, while top rookie Mac Belo had 9-5-5.

With the win, Blackwater improved in the league standings with a 3-2 card. The Road Warriors, meanwhile, hold the second worst record at 1-3.

Watch the highlights of the Blackwater-NLEX game here:


In the second game, Alaska escaped the Meralco Bolts, 81-79, thanks to a game-winning three-pointer from Chris Banchero.

The Aces were down nine, 75-66, at the 3:09 mark of the payoff period. But the Bolts couldn’t buy a bucket in the next few minutes as Alaska staged a 10-2 blast to set up the clutch triple from Banchero.

Meralco had 4.1 seconds to try and snatch the game away, but Chris Newsome — who scored 23 points for the Bolts — missed the attempt on the final play.

Alaska’s Vic Manuel won Best Player of the Game honors with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

The Aces and Bolts hold identical 2-2 win-loss cards.

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