Streaking Bolts extend winning run to 7, take 1-0 lead over the Aces in semis series

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The comeback team has sustained its run.

Meralco stoked the fire of its fightback from the brink of disaster and clipped Alaska Milk, 97-92, in the opener of their PBA Governors Cup best-of-five semifinal playoff at the Ynares Sports Center here Sunday night.

The Bolts came out well prepared against the Aces’ touted pressing defense and ran an impeccable game almost throughout to stretch their streak to seven games after a woeful 1-6 start in the season-ending tourney.

Allen Durham, Chris Newsome and Baser Amer led a steady ride
enabling the Bolts to draw first blood in the series.

“We’re trying to fight everyday,” said Norman Black as they sustained their hot run to put themselves in a good position to go all the way to a third straight Governors Cup finals.

Black and his troops go for a commanding 2-0 series lead in Game Two over at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Tuesday.

The scores:

Meralco 97 – Durham 32, Newsome 16, Amer 14, Hugnatan 9, Caram 7, Faundo 6, Canaleta 6, Tolomia 5, Salva 2, Dillinger 0.

Alaska 92 – Harris 37, Banchero 16, Manuel 14, Casio 5, Enciso 5, Exciminiano 5, Teng 4, Pascual 4, Galliguez 2, Baclao 0, Racal 0, Thoss 0.

Quarterscores: 25-17, 47-34, 72-56, 97-92.