PBA: Compton proud of Banchero for playing through "low blow"

Paul Lintag on Dec 12, 2018 11:27 PM
Compton proud of Banchero for playing through
In the fourth quarter of Alaska's Game 4 win to tie the Finals at two games each, TV replay clearly showed that Magnolia's Mark Barroca landed a closed fist on Banchero's nether region.

Chris Banchero was not available for the media Wednesday after Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals but his head coach was more than proud of his reaction despite taking a closed fist to his family's crown jewels.

In the fourth quarter of Alaska's Game 4 win to tie the Finals at two games each, the TV replay clearly showed that Magnolia's Mark Barroca landed a closed fist on Banchero's nether region.

No foul was called as Banchero went down in pain.

Things remained a little testy between both point guards afterwards both overall, thing's didn't escalate any further.

"We talked about being willing to take a punch and play through it," Compton said.

"If somebody hits you, expect it, and then it seems like a lot of times, when you get hit and you hit back, they'll call you hitting back. Just play through it. He [Banchero] took the punch, and he kept going," Compton added.

While Compton was happy about Banchero keeping his cool, the Alaska head coach was absolutely furious about the low blow he took from Barroca.

Compton was not having it post-game and he's looking for some possible sanctions from the league.

"If we're gonna get punched multiple times, and there aren't calls or suspensions, I've got a problem with it. You all saw it, right? We have an officiating crew that perhaps didn't see it, and I understand that. They can't see everything. But Jio punched us, somebody punched Mike in the testicles, somebody punched Chris in the testicles," Compton said.

"I'm really curious if there's gonna be suspensions. Because if you're not gonna call it in the game, if you're not gonna have anything... punching, as we say in our family to our kids, the male part, that's literally a low blow. And I'm not happy about that one bit. That's dirty basketball," he added.

 

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