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Anjo Caram stars as Meralco prevails over Terrafirma


Anjo Caram came up with clutch triples as Meralco Bolts cruised to a 95-83 victory over Terrafirma Dyip in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Thursday at Don Honorio Ventura State University Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga.

After seeing its double-digit lead trimmed to 79-81 midway in the fourth quarter, Caram drilled two three-pointers to spearhead a 12-0 scoring blast for a 93-79 lead with under a minute left.

Caram finished the match with 13 points, including three outside conversions, as the Bolts remained at second place in the standings with 6-2 win-loss record.

Kier John Quinto, Allein Maliksi and Raymond Almazan tallied 17, 12 and 11 markers, respectively, while Reynel Hugnatan and Alvin Pasaol added 10 points each for the Bolts.

The Bolts, which came from the league’s health and safety protocols, were without stars Chris Newsome and Clifford Hodge.