MANILA, Philippines — Stanley Pringle scored 24 points on an efficient shooting night as GlobalPort staved off a second-half rally by Star to win 91-84 in the Philippine Basketball Association at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday.
Pringle shot 10 of 15 from the field for the Batang Pier, who built a 21-point lead in the first quarter only to see it dwindle to single digits after the break.
The win enabled GlobalPort (2-0) to share the top of the standings with Rain or Shine.
Terrence Romeo, whose partnership with Pringle has given GlobalPort a legitimate 1-2 punch, chipped in 18 points....
The Batang Pier (1-0) looked good during their first game when they shut down Mahindra, 97-75, last week.
But GlobalPort will be up against a gritty Hotshot squad (0-1) that gave San Miguel a stiff competition before losing 96-88....
The PBA has just ushered in its 42nd season but that didn’t prevent the league from collecting P38,000 in fines from eight players and one coach for their different infractions during the first week of the Oppo Philippine Cup.
NLEX big man Enrico Villanueva got the heftiest fine of P15,000 for a flagrant foul penalty one on rookie Carl Bryan Cruz and his “sarcastic and disrespectful on-court behaviour” during their game versus Alaska last week.
His teammate Eman Monfort was also slapped with a P10,000 penalty for “committing an injurious contact” again on Cruz....
His collegiate experiences, including the fierce rivalries, are now in his rearview mirror.
Pessumal, who had eight points in his Globalport debut, is now under former La Salle head coach Franz Pumaren and is teamed up with former Green Archers Rico Maierhofer and Mike Cortez....
The Batang Pier capitalized on a big start by scoring 24 points while holding the Flood Busters to merely 9 points in the first quarter. The gap became 46-28 at the half and Mahindra never recovered after that.
Terrence Romeo stung the Floodbusters with 29 points on 9-of-13 shooting. GlobalPort also got 16 points from Stanley Pringle and 10 from newly acquired JR Quiñahan....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2016-2017 Philippine Cup||2||0||1.000|
|2015-2016 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||10th|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||3||8||0.273||12th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||10||8||0.556||4th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||7||0.364||10th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||1||8||0.111||10th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||7th|