The NLEX Road Warriors able to defend their ground and now improved to 2-0 after they defeated the Meralco Bolts, 105-99.
JR Quinahan was shooting the lights out at the Big Dome as he converted five of his eight attempts from the three-point area and finished the game with 19 points.
Quinahan was later named as the Best Player of the Game.
Kiefer Ravena had his all-around performance and flirted with a triple-double output with 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.
One of Ravena’s key assist was in the last two minutes of the game where he found an open Jericho Cruz under the rim and was an instant two points.
NLEX mounted a lead as high as 20 points behind their good shooting especially from beyond the three-point arc.
Yet, in the final quarter, Meralco wanted to make the same run where they did against the Magnolia Hotshots in their last outing but this time around they were unable to make an upset.
Bolt’s Raymond Almazan was active in scoring and rebounding where he registered 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Allen Durham led the team of coach Norman Black in scoring with his 32 points and 19 rebounds performance.
The Phenom Active In Scoring
NLEX vs Meralco Box Score
Road Warriors (105) – Miranda 2, Paniamogan 5, Ashaolu 17, Cruz 10, Ighalo 15, Baguio 2, Fonacier 11, Quinahan 19, Galanza 9, Ravena 15
Bolts (99) – Newsome 7, Amer 15, Almazan 17, Salva 6, Durham 32, Faundo 2, Caram 8, Hugnatan 5, Pinto 2, Quinto 5