PBA: Stanley Pringle is first local to score 50 points in 14 years

Paul Lintag on Jun 22, 2018 07:24 PM
PBA: Pringle is first local to score 50 points in 14 years
Stanley's 50 was also a franchise record and a PBA season high. Pringle is the first local to break the 50-point barrier in 14 years or since Asi Taulava scored 51 points for Talk 'N Text in a victory over Purefoods in the 2004 Fiest Conference.

Stanley Pringle didn't really care about scoring 50 points.

But after he got to 48, his team wanted him to go for 50.

So he did.

Pringle scored a new career high of 50 points Wednesday, leading Globalport to a crucial 133-115 win over Columbian in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

Stanley's 50 was also a franchise record and a PBA season high. Pringle is the first local to break the 50-point barrier in 14 years or since Asi Taulava scored 51 points for Talk 'N Text in a victory over Purefoods in the 2004 Fiest Conference.

"I wasn't thinking about 50 points, I was just thinking about getting the ball to the rim because my shot has been flat. Finally made some threes and then next thing you know I have 40 something points," Stanley said.

"When I hit 48 then they were like oh get two more points, leak out. So I was like alright. Coach didn't even want to sub me out, he was like score to more. So I was okay, I need two more," Pringle added.

50-point games in the PBA are rare, let alone those that were done by locals.

Apparently, despite his reputation as a deadly scorer, 50-point games are rare for Pringle too.

"Last time I scored 50 I think I was in junior high, long time ago. I was like in 7th grade so it's been a while," he said.

"But in here, you play so many games so eventually somebody is gonna score a lot of points," Pringle added.

Scoring 50 was nice but Pringle is focused on more important things like making the playoffs.

At 5-5, the Batang Pier have a fighting chance of making it to the next round.

"I honestly don't care about the 50 points, I'd rather get to the playoffs and do something in the playoffs," Stanley said.

 


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