Depleted Bolts get boost from Canaleta, new additions

first_imgMOST READ And for de Ocampo, a huge chunk of the credit should be given to Meralco’s offseason acquisitions.“The reason why KG (Cañaleta), (Mac) Baracael, and Jason Ballesteros are there is to help us. Everyone here help each other and I believe they are good additions for us,” he said as he watched his team start the all-Filipino conference with a victory for the first time in three years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCañaleta made his former team pay for letting him go, firing on all cylinders and drilling five treys to finish with a game-high 25 points. Baracael and Ballesteros also contributed and blended perfectly with holdovers Jared Dillinger, Reynel Hugnatan, and Bryan Faundo upfront.Those performances just make de Ocampo more excited to return to the court as he recovers from an injury he incurred in Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals as he targets the next month as his return to the hardcourt. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 400:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City ROS rookie Nambatac got a lot of advice from Yap in PBA debut Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNo Ranidel de Ocampo meant no problem for Meralco when it made its season debut on Friday against Blackwater.Without the 36-year-old gunner as well as hardworking Cliff Hodge, the Bolts held their own to beat the Elite, 103-98, and start their campaign in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup on a high.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I’m still not 100 percent, but I can feel that it’s slowly healing. I can force it now and I have moved past its limit. I’m trying to stretch the scar tissue so that I can know if it can endure the tough movements. I think I can play in January,” he said.“We can’t deny that we’re a stronger team. But all of the teams have also improved, so we’ll find a way,” he said. “I know that once I return, we’ll be ready to contend for the title.”Meralco faces defending champion San Miguel next on December 27 at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Read Next LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communitieslast_img

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