Batang Pier avoid disaster against also-ran Kia

Paul Lintag on Feb 21, 2018 06:51 PM
Batang Pier avoid disaster against also-ran Kia
Down one, 84-85, near the halfway point of the fourth period, Stanley Pringle sparked a 24-6 finishing kick as Global kept its quarterfinal hopes alive.

No unconventional loss for Globalport.

The Batang Pier avoided disaster Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, heating up late to take care of also-ran Kia, 108-91, at the Araneta Coliseum.

Down one, 84-85, near the halfway point of the fourth period, Stanley Pringle sparked a 24-6 finishing kick as Global kept its quarterfinal hopes alive.

The Batang Pier are currently 5-5 and they hold their playoff destiny. If Global wins its next game, the team is through to the next round.

"Actually, it's a total team effort. Yung team gusto talaga pumasok sa playoffs," head coach Pido Jarencio said.

"Focus tayo sa Phoenix game, tignan natin kung anong mangyayaring scenario. We're hoping na we beat Phoenix and then we get that number six spot," he added.

The Batang Pier were in control for the majority of the game, leading by as many as 12 in the first half and by 11 entering the fourth.

However, the Picanto had one last fight in them, completely turning the table with 7:58 to go after an and-one play from Reden Celda.

Global would respond as Pringle drilled back-to-back treys to restore order. It was all Batang Pier the rest of the way.

Kelly Nabong scored 21 points on top of 13 rebounds to lead Global while Sean Anthony also dropped 21.

Pringle was good for 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

Celda led the 1-9 Picanto with 20 points.

 

The Scores: 

GlobalPort (108): Nabong 21, Anthony 21, Pringle 15, Sargent 12, Teng 7, Grey 6, Flores 6, Gabayni 6, Guinto 6, Juico 4, Elorde 2, Arana 2, Taha 0

Kia (91): Celda 20, Gabriel 17, McCarthy 14, Camson 12, Jamon 9, Corpuz 5, Tubid 5, Sara 4, Cabrera 2, Yee 0, Lastimosa 0, Galanza 0, Escoto 0, Khobuntin 0, Ababou 0

Quarter scores: 23-26, 51-40, 78-67, 108-91

 


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