PBA: Northport hits two birds with one stone vs. Phoenix
Paul Lintag on Oct 12, 2019 08:00 PM
“It’s about time na manalo naman tayo.” — Northport head coach Pido Jarencio. (PBA)
Northport hit two birds with one stone Saturday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
Phoenix is the only team the Batang Pier have not beaten since last season, being 0-5 against the Fuel Masters.
But with an 80-70 win at the Big Dome, Northport finally snapped that losing skid.
It’s even better because the Batang Pier likewise ended a four-game slide in the Governors’ Cup, improving to 2-4 in the team standings.
“Seriously speaking, law of averages lang. 0-5 kami dyan sa Phoenix, di pa kami nanalo since last season,” head coach Pido Jarencio said.
“It’s about time na manalo naman tayo,” he added.
With another long losing skid this conference, the Phoenix game was practically a must-win for Northport.
They got the job done and now the Batang Pier have life again.
“This win is for the management and the players. They deserve this. Medyo bugbog na. Kapag sunod-sunod na talo, minsan kapag practice wala nang pumapasok sa mga utak nila eh,” Jarencio said.
“At least nagkaroon ng konting blessing satin. Blessing naman yan lahat. Maganda yung galawan, maganda yung laro, maganda yung depensa. Sana magtuloy-tuloy na lang,” he added.
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