Castro scores 25 to lead TNT against Meralco

Jayson Castro scored 25 points to lead TNT in a 102-84 win over Meralco in the quarterfinal round of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

In an all-around performance, Castro also had six rebounds, seven assists and three steals for TNT Katropa Texters who are looking to close the best-of-three series in Game 2. Joshua Smith added 19 points and three rebounds coming from the bench.

Mo Tautuaa scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds While Troy Rosario and RR Garcia scored nine points each. Also, Kelly Williams added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Texters.

Chris Newsome had 21 points to lead the Meralco Bolts. Alex Stephenson had nine points and 16 rebounds. Meralco will try to bounce back in Game 2 which is set on Wednesday.

A BS Political Science from the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Norvelyn shares her passion in writing Philippine Sports.