Meralco continues to fight for 8th spot after win against Elasto Painters
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After being on the losing column a couple of times, Meralco finally found their way into the winning track after beating the talented guard loaded roster of Globalport Batang Pier on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Right after a disappointing conference finals against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Meralco just had a 6 straight losing skid prior to the 82-72 win against the Batang Pier.
Meralco bursted with 35 points in the first quarter against the 20 points production of Globalport and eventually got their 3rd win in this season opening conference after 10 games, it has been tough for the squad to gain back their composure after their finals series.
Newsome led the Bolts with 19 points, 4 boards and 6 assists. This win doesn't guarantee them a spot in the playoffs but they admit that this win boosts their morale after losing most of their games out of the 10 recorded.
Another game left for the Bolts against Star on January 28, a game that will not also guarantee them any spot in the quarter finals but also one of the must win games left in the elimination round.