Terrence Romeo caught fire just at the right time to score the critical points while Stanley Pringle did a little of everything else to lift GlobalPort past Barako Bull, 105-91, in overtime in the 2015 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
With the game tied at 87-all, Romeo scored five crucial points when it mattered on back-to-back jumpers finishing with a trey from the right elbow with 2:14 left in the overtime period to give the Batang Pier a much needed 92-87 cushion.
Willie Wilson made two free throws with 1:09 left to push Barako Bull to within one possession, 92-89, but big man Jay Washington countered with a huge trey from the left elbow with 49 seconds left to ice the win for GlobalPort, stretching the gap to a safe six points, 95-89, heading in the waning ticks.
Overall, GlobalPort erupted for 20 points in the extension, eight of which are from Romeo, compared to only four for Barako Bull to emphatically end the game despite a downer of a finish in regulation wherein the Energy was able to force overtime on a last-second shot.
Star guard Stanley Pringle produced monster numbers, pouring in a huge double-double with 19 points and 17 rebounds on top of five assists to lead the way for GlobalPort while Romeo totaled a game-high 21 points and four assists despite coming off a flu few days prior to the game.
GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio was all praises for his prolific one-two backcourt punch.
”Crucial iyong mga points ni Terrence nung overtime kasi that gave us a five-point lead. Hindi kagandahan nilaro niya nung start kasi kagagaling lang sa trangkaso niyan kaya limited muna minutes niya pero naka-recover siya,” said Jarencio. ”Si Stanley (Pringle) naman consistent lagi yan for us eh. We expect that from him.”
GLOBALPORT 105 – Romeo 21, Pringle 19, Kramer 14, Yeo 13, Washington 11, Maierhofer 9, Jensen 8, Sumang 4, Mamaril 2, Taha 2, Uyloan 2, Pena 0.
BARAKO 91 – Intal 17, Wilson 17, Cruz 13, Lanete 13, Fortuna 9, Garcia 8, Urbiztondo 7, Pennisi 6, Baracael 4, Miranda 0, Sorongon 0, Monfort 0.
Quarter scores: 29-18, 45-42, 66-69, 85-85, 105-91.
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