Grey, Nabong lead Globalport past Bolts

Paul Lintag on Jan 28, 2018 06:30 PM
Grey, Nabong lead Globalport past Bolts
With its stingy defense back in play, Global won for the third time in four games, improving to an even 3-3 in the standings.

Globalport is starting to roll in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.

The Batang Pier made their way back to the winning column, dominating the Meralco Bolts Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum, 107-88.

With its stingy defense back in play, Global won for the third time in four games, improving to an even 3-3 in the standings.

Jonathan Grey played his best game of the season so far as the sophomore gunner fired 24 points on 57 percent shooting. He also added five rebounds and two assists in less than 25 minutes of play.

Kelly Nabong, playing against his former team, submitted a fine double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds.

"We finished stronger talaga. Talagang ano eh, all out," head coach Pido Jarencio said.

"I think yung defense namin ang nag-work this game. First, second, third quarter, grabe ang depensa namin. 'Yung fourth quarter, parang bigay na lang lahat 'yun, hindi na masyadong nagde-depensahan noon eh. Medyo malaki na ang lamang," he added.

After Meralco scored the game's first five points, it was all Globalport until the final buzzer.

The Batang Pier unloaded a 13-0 run to take control in the first, 16-8, and never looked back.

By the second half, Globalport was leading as many as 29 points, 94-65.

Aside from Grey and Nabong, who ironically were former Bolts last season, Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle also had good games for the Batang Pier, scoring 18 and 17 points respectively.

As for Meralco, Chris Newsome and Reynel Hugnatan finished with 17 points each to lead the offense. The Bolts dropped to 2-4 after the loss.

 


The Scores:

GLOBALPORT 107 — Grey 24, Anthony 18, Nabong 17, Pringle 17, Gabayni 9, Araña 5, Guinto 5, Juico 4, Sargent 4, Elorde 2, Taha 2, Flores 0.

MERALCO 88 — Hugnatan 17, Newsome 17, Tolomia 15, Baracael 12, Hodge 7, Bono 5, Caram 5, Amer 4, Cañaleta 4, Dillinger 2, Ballesteros 0, Faundo 0, Lanete 0, Salva 0.


Quarters: 29-16, 48-37, 82-60, 107-88.

 


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