PBA: Globalport unfazed by Blackwater's sudden coaching change
Paul Lintag on May 02, 2018 07:02 PM
Jarencio's Batang Pier faced off with Blackwater Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo but before that, the Elite changed head coaches, letting go of Leo Isaac on Monday and having Bong Ramos take over Tuesday.
ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Globalport's Pido Jarencio said that his team was barely bothered even as their upcoming opponent in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup went through a major change up top.
Jarencio's Batang Pier faced off with Blackwater Wednesday at the Ynares Center here but before that, the Elite changed head coaches, letting go of Leo Isaac on Monday and having Bong Ramos take over Tuesday.
That would have been enough to change the preparations for both Globalport and Blackwater for this particular game but Jarencio stressed that his team was hardly bothered.
Save for one problem that the Batang Pier almost immediately solved.
"Kasi for sure yung tatakbuhin nila yun din eh, one day preparation pwede ka pa bang maglagay ng iba-ibang plays? Syempre pare-parehas lang yan," Jarencio said on Blackwater's change of head coach.
"Siguro yung bago is yung nag-press siya samin. And then we broke that press, may solution kami and then mas naging flow yung laro namin, nagkaroon ng flow," he added.
True enough, Globalport erased an early 12-point deficit in the first half.
Come the third period, the Batang Pier outscored the Elite, 35-17, and at one point were up by 18 in the second half.
It was enough to score their second straight victory in the mid-season joust.
"Anyway, it's a total team effort, but at the same time there are special players ano, na talaga nag-step up especially Sean Anthony from the second to the last quarter. Then si Stanley [Pringle], consistent," Jarencio said.
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