Terrence Romeo exploded for a career-high 44 points to carry GlobalPort over Rain or Shine, 117-99, and clinch a seat in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at Cuneta Astrodome.
The Batang Pier’s super scorer caught fire with a 20-point second quarter. He finished what he started, pouring 19 more points in the payoff period to seal the deal.
Romeo shot 8-of-15 from threes and collected six rebounds and six assists, while backcourt partner Stanley Pringle wound up with 28 markers, six boards, and five assists.
“It was a Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle story, but I guess you have to give credit to our defense,” said GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren, as GlobalPort limited Rain or Shine to just 39-percent shooting from the field.
The Batang Pier as the sixth team to punch a playoff ticket as they wrapped up the elimination round with a 6-5 card. – INQUIRER.net
GlobalPort Batang Pier 117 – Romeo 44, Pringle 28, Quinahan 11, Semerad 9, Pessumal 6, Canaleta 6, Maierhofer 4, Pennisi 3, Andrada 2, Cortez 2, Paredes 2, Mamaril 0, Urbiztondo 0.
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 99 – Chan 26, Washington 11, Yap 9, Cruz 9, Ponferada 8, Norwood 7, Belga 7, Tiu 7, Tolomia 5, Maiquez 4, Ahanmisi 3, Matias 3.
Quarterscores: 16-22, 50-50, 75-65, 117-99.