Global scores emotional first win in the Commissioner's Cup

Paul Lintag on Apr 12, 2017 07:02 PM
Global scores emotional first win in the Commissioner's Cup
Globalport snapped a four-game slide and improved to 1-4 despite missing the services of head coach Franz Pumaren and losing star Terrence Romeo late.

Finally, after five attempts, Globalport is on the board for the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

The Batang Pier scored their first win of the mid-season tournament Wednesday, beating the NLEX Road Warriors, 85-82, at the Big Dome.

Globalport snapped a four-game slide and improved to 1-4 despite missing the services of head coach Franz Pumaren and losing star Terrence Romeo late.

The victory was also a fitting tribute for the assistant coach Senen Dueñas who sadly passed away today due complications from a recent surgery. He was 52.

"Very emotional on our team kasi they really worked hard for this. Two days ago, we saw in their eyes talagang the are pushing each other. They didn't want to lose this game," assistant coach Eric Gonzales said.

"Tapos may mga nangyari, nawala si coach Senen Dueñas. Very close siya sa mga players. Dinedicate nila ito para sa kanya," he added.

After Wayne Chism tied the count at 80-all with a booming three, import Malcolm White responded with a baseline jumper to give the lead right back to Globalport with 23 seconds to go.

The Batang Pier then relied on free throws to preserve te victory as Juami Tiongson's prayer of a three pointer to force overtime for NLEX was short.

White finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds to lead Globalport while Stanley Pringle finished with 15.

Romeo added 12 but limped away from the court with three minutes to go in the fourth period.

Wayne Chism paced the now 0-6 NLEX with 29 points.

 

The scores:

GLOBALPORT 85 - White 23, Pringle 15, Romeo 12, Ababou 8, Cortez 8, Pessumal 8, Quinahan 5, Mamaril 4, Maierhofer 2, Forrester 0, Paredes 0, Aban 0, Pennisi 0.

NLEX 82 - Chism 29, Soyud 12, Rios 7, Monfort 6, J. Villanueva 5, Tiongson 5, Guinto 4, Al-Hussaini 3, Taulava 3, Anthony 3, Khobuntin 2, Baracael 2, Alas 1, Lastimosa 0, Lanete 0.

Quarterscores: 21-25, 49-46, 71-64, 85-82

 


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