PBA: Batang Pier crush NLEX

PBA: Batang Pier crush NLEX
Up by only five in the middle of the third, 66-61, Globalport just left NLEX in the dust the rest of the way, rolling to their third win in five games.

Globalport's full offensive might was on display Wednesday.

The Batang Pier exploded on the NLEX Road Warriors in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, scoring a convincing 116-94 victory at the Big Dome.

Up by only five in the middle of the third, 66-61, Globalport just left NLEX in the dust the rest of the way, rolling to their third win in five games.

The domination continued in the fourth as the Batang Pier led by as many as 22 points, which ended up as the final tally.

"Actually we just played good basketball. Yun lang ano. Our percentage was high, field goal percentage namin. At the same time, we defended well," head coach Pido Jarencio said as Globalport improved to 3-2. The Batang Pier shot 54 percent as a team.

"Hats off to the players ano, lahat nagtulung-tulong. Total team effort. Sana maging consistent kaming ganon. Sabi ko nga sa inyo, we just keep on improving tapos yung mga little mistakes, naga-adjust kami," he added.

Six players scored in double figures for Globalport led by Sean Anthony's 21 points. Import Malcolm White added 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Stanley Pringle went for 19 points and eight assists and Nico Elorde was good for 16.

For NLEX, the team's Commissioner's Cup struggles endure.

The Road Warriors are now 1-4 for the conference and are far from their level that enabled them to advance in the semifinals of the All-Filipino.

Kiefer Ravena led NLEX in scoring with 24 points however, import Arnett Moultrie only settled for 19.

 

The Scores:


GLOBALPORT 116 — Anthony 21, White 20, Pringle 19, Elorde 16, Tautuaa 13, Sargent 10, Araña 6, Grey 6, Javelona 3, Guinto 2, Teng 0.

NLEX 94 — Ravena 24, Moultrie 19, Fonacier 11, Ighalo 8, Mallari 6, Quiñahan 6, Buenafe 5, Miranda 5, Monfort 3, Soyud 3, Gotladera 2, Tiongson 2, Baguio 0.


Quarters: 26-20, 55-43, 86-72, 116-94.

 

 

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