PBA: Pringle drives Globalport past Mahindra

Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Apr 23 2017 08:04 PM

Pringle fired a game-high 24 points, 17 in the first half, on top three rebounds and five assists to take over the Batang Pier. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA -- No Terrence Romeo, no problem.

With the Bro out of commission, Globalport turned to its other star guard in Stanley Pringle to dominate the Mahindra Floodbuster, 105-86, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

As Romeo continues to battle various illnesses, Pringle stepped right into the alpha role to power the Batang Pier to their second win in the mid-season tournament.

Entering the All-Star break, Globalport now holds a 2-5 record.

"Right now, we cannot afford any mistakes," head coach Franz Pumaren said.

"Our situation is we will write our own path. We can't rely too much on the additives. The best outlook right now is to take it each game," he added.

Pringle fired a game-high 24 points, 17 in the first half, on top three rebounds and five assists to take over the Batang Pier who have failed to carry any momentum from its playoff run in the Philippine Cup.

Import Malcolm White added a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds, while rookie Von Pessumal came off the bench to add another 14 markers.

Mahindra, losers of its last three games, got 23 points from Keith Wright and 18 from Reden Celda.

The loss kept the Floodbuster at the bottom half of the standings with a woeful 1-7 mark.

The scores:

GLOBALPORT 105 - Pringle 24, White 16, Pessumal 14, Cortez 12, Quinahan 11, Aban 10, Forrester 7, Paredes 6, Ababou 5, Mamaril 0, Pennisi 0.

MAHINDRA 86 - Wright 23, Celda 18, Paniamogan 14, Corpuz 8, Deutchman 6, Elorde 4, Salva 4, Caperal 2, Mallari 2, Yee 2, Ballesteros 1, David 1, Galanza 1, Revilla 0, Teng 0, Guevarra 0.

Quarter scores: 22-17, 49-36, 78-53, 105-86.

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