Meralco Bolts flipped the switch in the fourth quarter to run over the NorthPort Batang Pier, 103-89, in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.

Picking up their fifth consecutive victory, the Bolts improved to an 8-2 win-loss record to take the second spot in the team standings, allowing them to nail the first twice-to-beat incentive for the quarterfinal round.

Anjo Caram led the Meralco blowout with a career-high 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field — including four three-pointers — along with four steals, two rebounds, and a block in 29 minutes of playing time.

Allen Durham had another double-double with 26 points and 19 rebounds, while Chris Newsome had 17 points for Meralco.

Meanwhile, the loss was NorthPort’s sixth in nine games and are now tied with Alaska for eighth place in the standings. Michael Qualls had 27 points, while Christian Standhardinger had 20 points and Sean Anthony added 19 markers.

The scores:

MERALCO 103 – Caram 30, Durham 26, Newsome 17, Almazan 8, Pinto 8, Maliksi 6, Faundo 4, Hugnatan 2, Amer 2, Quinto 0, Jackson 0, Jose 0, Hodge 0, Jamito 0.

NORTHPORT 89 – Qualls 27, Standhardinger 20, Anthony 19, Mercado 9, Lanete 8, Taha 3, Ferrer 3, Elorde 0, Cruz 0, King 0, Escoto 0.

Quarter scores: 20-23, 50-45, 72-69, 103-89.


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