PBA: Globalport takes first win in post-Terrence Romeo era

Paul Lintag on Apr 27, 2018 06:55 PM
PBA: Globalport takes first win in post-Terrence Romeo era
With Stanley Pringle hitting clutch free throws, Globalport took an 86-82 lead with 2.8 seconds to go. It was enough to hold on even as Chris Newsome made a last-second triple to seal the finaly tally.

Globalport's new era is underway.

The Batang Pier picked up their first win post-Terrence Romeo, a close 86-85 decision over Meralco in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Friday at the Big Dome.

With Stanley Pringle hitting clutch free throws, Globalport took an 86-82 lead with 2.8 seconds to go. It was enough to hold on even as Chris Newsome made a last-second triple to seal the finaly tally.

"We're struggling, especially Stanley kasi may nararamdaman siyang injury," head coach Pido Jarencio said.

"Buti ngayon, naka-pick up siya nung fourth quarter. I'll take it. A win is a win," he added.

The Batang Pier had to scrap their way against the Bolts in this one, as the game was close since the opening tip.

But with Prinle leading the charge, Globalport got some room in the fourth to hold off Meralco.

Import Malcolm White paced the Batang Pier with 27 points and 17 rebounds while Stanley added 17, 13 in the final period.

Sean Anthony was good for another 15 points for Globalport.

Meanwhile, playing their second game in three days took its toll on the Bolts as the team sturggled offensively, shooting only 41.3 percent from the field.

KG Canaleta was the only one with the hot hand, firing a game-high 28 points. Arinze Onuaku, still recovering from a stomach virus, got 21 points and 13 boards.

No other Meralco player scored in double figures and the Bolts dropped to 1-1 for the conference.

 

 

The Scores:

GLOBALPORT 86 — White 27, Pringle 17, Anthony 15, Araña 7, Nabong 6, Grey 5, Teng 3, Elorde 2, Gabayni 2, Viernes 2, Guinto 0, Sargent 0.

MERALCO 85 — Cañaleta 28, Onuaku 21, Caram 9, Newsome 9, Amer 8, Hodge 6, Hugnatan 2, Salva 2, Dillinger 0, Sedurifa 0.

Quarters: 23-25, 45-44, 63-65, 86-85.

 

 

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