Meralco gave coach Norman Black a victory on the anniversary of one of its greatest milestones Friday night, defeating NLEX 101-92 in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Chris Newsome carried his good showing from the overtime victory over Magnolia by posting 18 points, six rebounds and six assists while Allein Maliksi added 17 as Meralco improved to 3-2 after back-to-back victories.

The Bolts won exactly 32 years after Black became the first and only import to score 10,000 points. Black was serving as playing coach of San Miguel Beer when he joined the exclusive club.

Source: Manila Bulletin (