Bolts withstand Brownlee’s triple-double

Arinze Onuaku delivered 24 points and 23 rebounds in a double-double game complemented well by Chris Newsome, Jared Dillinger and Anjo Caram as the Bolts bounced back from a loss to the Magnolia Hotshots the last time out and firmed up their hold of a spot in the Top Four with a fourth win against two losses.

The Bolts got off to a strong start and played steadily all throughout to hand the Gin Kings a fourth loss against a lone win.

It’s a sorry loss for the Kings who were looking for a win and to build momentum for their crucial game against the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday also in the Pasay City playing venue.

The Bolts, however, were a bundle of energy in their return from the All-Star break.

Newsome stood out among the locals with 22 points, five rebounds and the same number of assists, inspired by a number of relatives cheering him on the game.