Written By: Kristina Caramel Sy
B-Meg served up a revenge as they won against the Meralco Bolts, 95-79, in their 2nd meeting in PBA Season 37 today at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
James Yap, with 25 points in this game, started and ended the game by making impressive 3 pointers and 2 pointers that made the Meralco Bolts struggle in the first half. In fact, the Llamados had a big 20 point advantage at the end of the 1st half, 55-35, against the Bolts.
Asi Taulava, who led the Bolts, showed his veteran moves as he made 6 points in less than 2 minutes and together with Mac Cardona, they erased their two-digit deficit resulting to a 28-13 run in the 3rd quarter.
The Llamados were giving fouls that were used by the Bolts to score in the free throw line. But Simon and Yap managed to stretch their lead back to two-digits using their nice assists and easy lay-ups in the last 3:50 mins of the final quarter. The lead of the Llamados became impossible to be conquered by the Bolts. Thus, B-Meg won.
Here are the scores from PBA.ph:
B-MEG 95 - Yap J. 25, Simon 17, Raymundo 15, Pingris 9, Reavis 7, De Vance 6, Urbiztondo 5, Yap R. 5, Maierhofer 4, Barroca 2, Acuna 0.
MERALCO 79 - Espinas 20, Cardona 14, Taulava 14, Mercado 13, Hugnatan 6, Lanete 4, Timberlake 3, Ballesteros 2, Isip 2, Macapagal 1, Borboran 0, Omolon 0.
Quarters: 25-19, 55-35, 68-63, 95-79