PBA: NorthPort gains first win, as TerraFirma skid continues


Posted at Oct 24 2020 07:09 PM | Updated as of Oct 24 2020 08:51 PM

Christian Standhardinger and NorthPort finally won a game in the Clark bubble. PBA Media Bureau

Christian Standhardinger scored 23 points, while Kelly Nabong added 18 to lift NorthPort to its first victory inside the bubble against TerraFirma Dyip at AUF Sports Arena in Angeles City, Pampanga Saturday.

The Batang Pier had it 107-96 against the Dyip, which was paced by CJ Perez's 25 points.

Nabong conspired with Renzo Subido to rain 4 straight 3-pointers for the Batang Pier down the stretch to complete the victory over TerraFirma.

"We can't go down 0-5 and we've gotta come out with energy and aggressiveness, and that's what we did," Nabong said.

NorthPort coach Pido Jarecio said the win was a welcome development for the Batang Pier, who lost Sean Anthony to injury.

"Iyong mga bata gusto nang manalo at ayaw ma-5-0. Madaming nag-step up, and it's a morale-boosting win for us," Jarencio said.

"We're down to an 11-strong team. Actually, 10-strong nga lang since Kevin (Ferrer) is playing injured. Pero talagang nag-step up sila."

NorthPort now has a record of 1-4, while TerraFirma remained winless in 4 games.