|KG Canaleta put up a vintage performance to lead the Elite. PBA Images|
MANILA--Blackwater erupted anew in the third quarter to pummel NLEX, 98-88, in their PBA meeting at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center on Saturday night.
The Elite broke a 46-all halftime deadlock with a 35-point showcase in the third period to pull away for good.
KG Canaleta and Don Trollano each tallied 18 points for Blackwater, which moved up to 2-1 in the standings.
Canaleta actually led the bench players' domination of the match as the team's second stringers outscored those of NLEX, 64-29.
Mike Ayonayon had his breakout game of 20 markers, six rebounds, and one steal go for naught as NLEX crashed to the bottom of the standings at 0-3.
Blackwater 98-Trollano 18, Canaleta 18, Sumang 13, Daquioag 10, Golla 8, Desiderio 7, Belo 7, Tolomia 6, Salem 5, Magat 3, Gabriel 2, Escoto 1, Dennison 0, Dario 0
NLEX 88-Ayonayon 20, Ravena 17, Alas 13, Soyud 13, Porter 9, McAloney 6, Quinahan 5, Galanza 5, Semerad 0, Ighalo 0, Varilla 0, Paniamogan 0
Quarterscores: 17-15, 46-46, 81-62, 98-88
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