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Kelly Nabong was not the highest scorer tonight but he was the best player of them all contributing when the team needed him most. Nabong scored 13 points, 9 rebounds on a 6/8 shooting.
Blackwater Elite was in control the first 3 quarters and was leading at the end of each quarter.
The 3rd ended with an 80 - 72 score in favor of the Elite, but the wind changed in the fourth quarter.
The water suddenly ran dry for Blackwater as they only scored 11 points against 30 points of Meralco in the 4th quarter allowing the Bolts to surge for the win.
Meralco credits their defense for the win. Meralco has now 2 wins in a row and is currently second in the standing with 6 wins and only 1 loss against the top seed SMB.
Blackwater is now at 1 win and 5 losses.
Kelly Nabong was interviewed after the game and he said his job is basically not to "F up", I mean mess up" and he sure didn't.
MERALCO 102 - Dillinger 21, Stepheson 18, Newsome 14, Nabong 13, Amer 12, Hugnanatn 9, Daquioag 7, Yeo 4, Chua 4, Uyloan 0, Caram 0.
BLACKWATER 91 - Smith 19, Digregorio 16, Canaleta 14, Pascual 8, Pinto 7, Sena 7, Cruz 5, Aguilar 5, Buenafe 5, Cervantes 3, Miranda 2, Sumang 0.
Quarterscores: 22-24, 44-48, 72-80, 102-91.