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Meralco wins PBA 3x3 second leg with rout of Platinum Karaoke

The Meralco Bolts made sure it won't be another bridesmaid finish for them as they defeated Platinum Karaoke, 21-16, to rule the second leg of the PBA 3x3 competition on Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

The Bolts previously bowed to the TNT Tropang Giga in the finals of the first leg.

Incidentally, Meralco beat TNT in the semifinals round earlier in the day to punch a ticket to the finals against Platinum, who escaped the Limitless Appmasters in their respective semis bracket, 21-16.

Luis Gonzaga led the charge for Meralco, finishing with seven points while Joseph Sedurifa chipped in six markers. Meanwhile, Chris De Chavez powered Platinum Karaoke with 11 points.

Prior to the finals, Meralco wrapped up the preliminary round with a 2-1 card in Pool B, grabbing wins against the Limitless Appmasters (21-19) and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (21-12). The club, however, fell prey to Terrafirma, 14-17.

The Bolts also bested the San Miguel Beermen in the quarterfinals round, 21-12, en route to the semifinals meeting with Mau Belen-mentored TNT.

Meralco will bag a total of P100,000 for the win. —JST, GMA News

The scores:

Meralco Bolts 21 – Gonzaga 7, Sedurifa 6, Maiquez  5,Batino 3.

Platinum Karaoke 16 – De Chavez 11, Dehesa 2 Alabanza 2, Andrada 1.