Cañaleta catches fire for Meralco, torches Blackwater

first_imgBI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq The Bolts seemingly were well on their way to an easy victory, taking a 90-71 lead with 8:19 left, but Blackwater made a late 24-8 run to trim the lead down to three, 98-95 with 33.1 seconds left before Cañaleta put the Elite to sleep late.“I thought we did a good job of recovering from a slow start today, especially in the first half. We did recover a little bit late in the second quarter and it carried over into the second half where we got off to a good start. But the energy that we spent trying to get that big lead really cost us down the stretch because we gave that lead up just as quickly as we got it. We’re lucky that we made some big shots down the stretch,” said Black.Third overall pick Raymar Jose lived up to his billing as he paced Blackwater with 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists in his PBA debut.Maliksi also chimed in 16 markers and six boards, while Roi Sumang had 15 points, six rebounds, and three dimes in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues After dropping 32, Beasley says he’s had a hot hand since day he was born View comments 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities MERALCO 103 – Canaleta 25, Amer 17, Dillinger 15, Newsome 12, Lanete 8, Ballesteros 6, Tolomia 6, Baracael 5, Faundo 4, Hugnatan 3, Caram 2, Salva 0.BLACKWATER 98 – Jose 16, Maliksi 16, Sumang 15, Belo 13, Erram 11, Cortez 8, Javier 6, DiGregorio 6, Sena 4, Pinto 3, Cruz 0, Banal 0, Marcelo 0.Quarters: 23-27, 44-44, 77-66, 103-98. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNiño Cañaleta showed Blackwater what it let go of as he delivered Meralco a thrilling 103-98 victory in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Left unsigned in the offseason, the veteran marksman punished his former team and went for 25 points, catching fire from beyond the arc as he shot 5-of-8 from threes on top of eight rebounds and two assists, none bigger than his dagger triple off the glass with 11.3 seconds to play to put the game out of reach, 101-95.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Allein Maliksi kept the Elite’s flickering hopes alive with a three with 2.5 seconds to spare, but Cañaleta once again iced the game as he calmly drained his free throws with 1.3 ticks left.“I thought KG was exceptional tonight for us, scoring and rebounding. He’s going to be a very good addition to our team,” remarked coach Norman Black.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 shutoutBaser Amer added 17 markers, 12 dimes, and five boards, Jared Dillinger got 15 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, and Chris Newsome had 15 markers in the win.Meralco took hold of the game in the third quarter as Cañaleta caught fire and ignited 19-0 blast to turn a close 50-54 deficit to a 69-54 advantage with 4:01 to play. Read Next Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police 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 Citylast_img

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