TNT arranges semis date with San Miguel by ousting GlobalPort, 95-90

PBA Media Bureau

TNT KaTropa weathered a storm by the GlobalPort Batang Pier, 95-90, to punch a ticket to the Oppo PBA Philippine Cup semifinals on Monday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Ranidel De Ocampo spearheaded TNT with 25 points as KaTropa, who swept the best-of-three quarterfinal series, turned back a monster rally by the Batang Pier who came back from a 20-point deficit.

With the win, TNT forged a semifinal duel with defending champion San Miguel.

Romeo scored 22 points for GlobalPort but he struggled in the second half, only scoring three points after a 19-point explosion in the first two quarters. –

The scores:

TNT KaTropa 95 – De Ocampo 25, Tautuaa 14, Rosario 12, Fonacier 10, Williams 10, Castro 9, Rosales 8, Pogoy 5, Rosser 2, Reyes 0, Carey 0, Tamsi 0.

GlobalPort Batang Pier 90 – Romeo 22, Pringle 19, Quinahan 17, Cortez 10, Canaleta 7, Semerad 7, Maierhofer 4, Mamaril 2, Paredes 2, Urbiztondo 0, Pessumal 0, Andrada 0, Pennisi 0.

Quarterscores: 30-22, 48-41, 76-67, 95-90.


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