Brownlee sparks Ginebra run as Gin Kings beat Global

Paul Lintag on Apr 05, 2017 09:42 PM
Brownlee sparks Ginebra run as Gin Kings beat Global
Brownlee scored 20 of his 29 total points in that pivotal third-quarter barrage as Ginebra overcame a sluggish start and a 13-point deficit in the first half.

Brgy. Ginebra was struggling in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup for the second straight game before Justin Brownlee came to the rescue.

The Gin Kings sparked a second-half run to post their first victory in the mid-season conference, taking a 113-96 decision over Globalport Wednesday at the Big Dome.

Tied at 74 all in the third quarter, Brownlee made back-to-back pullup treys to push Ginebra on top by six. That was all she wrote as the Gin Kings rode the momentum all the way for a 17-point win.

Brownlee scored 20 of his 29 total points in that pivotal third-quarter barrage as Ginebra overcame a sluggish start and a 13-point deficit in the first half.

"We had a hard time getting our rhythm together to start the game," head coach Tim Cone said.

"We haven't been able to find a good rhythm. Even Justin has been struggling for his rhythm. We finally got it there somewhere in the third quarter," he added.

Aside from Brownlee, six Ginebra locals scored in double figures led by LA Tenorio's 15 points. Japeth Aguilar, Kevin Ferrer, and Sol Mercado all dropped 13 each while Joe Devance and Scottie Thompson scored 10 apiece.

For the Batang Pier, who have now lost all three of their games by double digits, Stanley Pringle carried the load on offense with 29 points. Dylan Ababou, acquired in a trade for KG Canaleta started at forward and contributed 17 points.

Terrence Romeo was good for 14 although import Sean Williams struggled once again, managing only 13 markers on top of 12 rebounds.

 

The scores:

GINEBRA 113 - Brownlee 29, Tenorio 15, Aguilar 13, Mercado 13, Ferrer 13, Thompson 10, Devance 10, Marcelo 6, Caguioa 4, Jamito 0, Cruz 0, Ellis 0.

GLOBALPORT 96 - Pringle 29, Ababou 17, Romeo 14, Williams 13, Quinahan 11, Cortez 4, Pessumal 3, Aban 3, Mamaril 2, Maierhofer 0, Pannisi 0, Forrester 0.

Quarterscores: 23-24, 51-58, 85-75, 113-96.


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