Both are proven scorers in their collegiate careers. Who will prevail on their Christmas clash?
So who will win tomorrow?
Prediction: The GlobalPort Batang Pier will win
Just imagine if the Bolts have Terrence Romeo against Ginebra during the Governors’ Cup Finals
- 2015 PBA Most Improved Player
- 3 times PBA All-Star
- 2-time PBA All-Star Game MVP
- 2-time PBA All-Star 3-Point Shootout Champion
- Member of the 2016 PBA First Mythical Team
- Member of the 2015 PBA Second Mythical Team
- Member of the 2014 PBA All-Rookie Team
- 3-time PBA Scoring Champion
2 for 1 Trade: It would have worked both ways
Phoenix fell short against Global Port
Global Port had enough buffer to retain the lead and get their first win in the 2017 PBA Governors Cup.
Phoenix rallied and scored 32 points against only 18 of Global Port. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to extirpate the Batang Pier who piled up enough buffer to get away with the win.
Phoenix is now 2 wins and 1 loss while Global Port captured their first win and is now 1-1.
RAIN OR SHINE 98 – Weatherspoon 25, Ahanmisi 17, Almazan 15, Tiu 10, Chan 9, Washington 8, Cruz 4, Norwood 4, Ponferada 3, Yap 2, Belga 1.
GLOBALPORT 96 – Romeo 28, Pringle 21, Anthony 12, Guinto 12, Arana 3, Mamaril 3, Trawick 3, Mamaril 2, Ababou 2, Van Opstal 0, Grey 0, Maierhofer 0.
Quarters: 24-17, 50-39, 71-70, 98-96.
GLOBALPORT 94 – Harper 30, Anthony 18, Pringle 16, Cortez 13, Guinto 8, Grey 3, Pessumal 2, Paredes 2, Mamaril 2, Forrester 0, Urbiztondo 0.
MERALCO 86 – Stepheson 19, Chua 16, Dillinger 14, Amer 11, Newsome 8, Uyloan 6, Daquioag 2, Hodge 2, Yeo 2, Caram 2, Hugnatan 2, Nabong 2, Faundo 0.
Quarterscores: 26-25, 43-42, 61-65, 94-86.
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GINEBRA 113 – Brownlee 29, Tenorio 15, Aguilar 13, Mercado 13, Ferrer 13, Thompson 10, Devance 10, Marcelo 6, Caguioa 4, Jamito 0, Cruz 0, Ellis 0.
GLOBALPORT 96 – Pringle 29, Ababou 17, Romeo 14, Williams 13, Quinahan 11, Cortez 4, Pessumal 3, Aban 3, Mamaril 2, Maierhofer 0, Pannisi 0, Forrester 0.
Quarterscores: 23-24, 51-58, 85-75, 113-96.
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After being on the losing column a couple of times, Meralco finally found their way into the winning track after beating the talented guard loaded roster of Globalport Batang Pier on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Right after a disappointing conference finals against the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Meralco just had a 6 straight losing skid prior to the 82-72 win against the Batang Pier.
Meralco bursted with 35 points in the first quarter against the 20 points production of Globalport and eventually got their 3rd win in this season opening conference after 10 games, it has been tough for the squad to gain back their composure after their finals series.
Newsome led the Bolts with 19 points, 4 boards and 6 assists. This win doesn’t guarantee them a spot in the playoffs but they admit that this win boosts their morale after losing most of their games out of the 10 recorded.
Another game left for the Bolts against Star on January 28, a game that will not also guarantee them any spot in the quarter finals but also one of the must win games left in the elimination round.
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Terence Romeo again proved how he has matured in terms of how he plays the game in the professional league from being just one of the new comers in the country’s biggest basketball stage.
Globalport Batang Pier held the Barangay Ginebra squad through out the whole game having them play catch up in most part of their showdown in Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Japeth Aguilar led the Barangay Ginebra in trying to get back in the game being the only player to get double figures during the 3rd period but somehow gets some support from their main play maker LA Tenorio who sinked some jumpers and tripples that closed the gap.
Romeo and the rest of the Batang Pier players made it hard for Ginebra to continue their momentum as they outscored Ginebra in the payoff period having Romeo to score 15 points in a single quarter that spoiled the known Ginebra comeback and ended the game with a season high record of 35 points disappointing Aguilar and Tenorio’s output at 23points a piece
GLOBALPORT 91 – Romeo 35, Quinahan 15, Pringle 12, Canaleta 10, Mamaril 6, Cortez 6, Urbiztondo 3, Pennisi 2, Maierhofer 2, Semerad 0, Pessumal 0
GINEBRA 84 – Aguilar 23, Tenorio 23, Devance 9, Mariano 8, Cruz 6, Mercado 5, Thompson 4, Caguioa 2, Ellis 2, Taha 2, Ferrer 0, Helterbrand 0
Quarterscores: 23-22, 53-36, 68-65, 91-84
Not only did Terrence Romeo carried the Global Port Batang Pier to a win by contributing 35 points, he also left us with a few highlights that we would be watching all day.
Romeo turned trash into gold. Barangay Ginebra turned the ball over and Terrence picked it up and quickly ran the floor against LA Tenorio and Joe Devance for a nice layup.
Scottie Thompson got a taste of the sweetest crossover courtesy of Chef Terrence Romeo.
It was just a month ago after the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel won their first championship in eight years and the PBA already opened it’s 42nd season. Let us examine how each team did in the offseason.
GLOBALPORT BATANG PIER
Players in: J.R. Quiñahan, KG Cañaleta, Rey Guevarra, Mike Cortez, Mick Pennisi
Players out: Jay Washington, Joseph Yeo, Doug Kramer
Drafted Players: Von Pessumal, Jessie Saitanan
The GlobalPort Batang Pier look like a powerhouse team on paper. They’ve added another scoring option in KG Canaleta (who they basically got for nothing) and a reliable big man who can also shoot from the outside in J.R. Quiñahan plus they’ve drafted sharpshooter and scorer Von Pessumal. They were just more of a complete team this season.
Imagine a projected starting five of Stanley Pringle, Terrence Romeo, Von Pessumal KG Canaleta and J.R. Quiñahan and a bench consisting of Mike Cortez, Rey Guevarra, Karl Dehesa, Anthony Semerad and Billy Mamaril, that’s alot of scoring option in your team who can also do it on the other end of the court.
The Batang Pier were a team to beat this season and will have a great shot in the championship.
Head coach: Jonhedel Cardel
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No more coach Yeng Guiao, No more “Extra Rice, Inc.”
A week after their former coach, Yeng Guiao announces that the he will leave the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters team to coach the NLEX Road Warriors, another change has come for the Elasto Painters as J.R. Quiñahan has been traded to the Batang Pier for Jay Washington.
Quiñahan has been part of the Elasto Painters team since the 2011-2012 season and won two championships with the team in 2012 Governors’ Cup and 2016 Commissioner’s Cup.
The 2x PBA All Star averaged 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in just 22.3 minutes of action per game in the 2015-2016 season. He will fill the lack of inside presence of the Batang Pier team.
Meanwhile Jay Washington will be playing for his fourth team in his 12th season in the PBA. The 1st overall pick of the 2005 PBA draft has averaged 8.6 points, 5.81 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 25.5 minutes per game in 2015-2016 season.
Globalport’s backcourt will get even deadlier with the addition of the veteran, Mike Cortez who they acquired in exchange for Ronald Pascual.
Cortez joins Joseph Yeo as a supporting players behind the starters, Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle.
Blackwater meantime will have the service of Ronald Pascual. He was a member of the college trio named Pinatubo Trio composed of him, Abueva and Sangalang.
While Abueva and Sangalang already made a name from themselves, Pascual failed to duplicate his collegiate exploits due to lack of playing time with his former teams.
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The top team in the current PBA standings continues their winning momentum as they beat the Globalport Batang pier. The TNT Katropa point guard and Asia’s best Jason Castro lifted the whole team again in a showdown this Wednesday agains the struggling Batang Pier. The Katropas dominated most of the quarters in this game as they maintain their lead throughout the 4 quarters.
Terrence Romeo and the rest of Globalport played catch up ending the 1st half trailing by 16 points.
And after 3 quarters, they were able to bring it down to 10points deficit. The Batang pier import Glover scored 38 points while Romeo who made triples during the 4th quarter to try to snatch the lead from TNT contributed 33 points but was not able to sustain as Castro continues his scoring spree.
Castro Scored 37 points along side Ranidel De Ocampo who handed 17 points to survive a late Globalport come back. Final Score 122-120 TNT win.
TNT KATROPA 122 – Castro 37, De Ocampo 17, Fonacier 14, R. Reyes 11, Madanly 10, Williams 8, Ammons 7, Rosales 7, Tautuaa 6, Rosario 5, Carey 0, Rosser 0.
GLOBALPORT 120 – Glover 38, Romeo 33, Pringle 25, Washington 9, Taha 5, Salvacion 3, Semerad 3, Dehesa 2, Yeo 2, Mamaril 0.
Quarters: 35-18, 70-52, 96-86, 122-120
Best Player of the Game : Jason Castro 37 points 8 assists and 6/11 3pt FG
Good sign for the Mahindra Enforcers as they clinch another win in the PBA Governors’ Cup.
For a young team who struggled in most part of their previous campaigns in the league, it is now paying off that they’ve been getting those W’s in this conference.
Their import James white lead the team in getting this 2nd win with 28 points together with Ramos with 16 and Revilla with 11.
The enforcers’ win streak and consistency will be put into test as they face the San Miguel Beermen on July 27 at the Araneta Coliseum.
MAHINDRA 108 – White 28, Ramos 16, Revilla 11, Taha 10, Agovida 8, Pinto 8, Canaleta 7, Zandi 7, Guinto 5, Aguilar 2, Bagatsing 2, Ballesteros 2, Yee 2, Digregorio 0, Elorde 0, Jaime 0.
GLOBALPORT 98 – Sutton 34, Pringle 19, Dehesa 13, Fortuna 9, Semerad 9, Banal 6, Isip 3, Kramer 2, Mamaril 2, Taha 1, Pascual 0.
Quarters: 20-20, 45-43, 70-69, 108-98
Photos by: Aldrin Alejo
Jay Washington is being offered by the Globalport Batang Pier to the other teams. After two conferences with the Batang Pier, the 11 year veteran is on the trading block again. According to Snow Badua, the Batang Pier is looking for a team which will take Jay Washington.
Washington averages 8.43 points, 6.14 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28 games with the Batang Pier this season. The 2005 1st overall pick has averages of 11.94 points, 6.72 rebounds and 1.68 assists so far in 11 years of his PBA career.
The Star Hotshots have strengthen their lineup as they acquired RR Garcia, Rodney Brondial and Keith Jensen in a three team trade with GlobalPort Batang Pier and Phoenix Fuel Masters.
The Star Hotshots have traded Yousef Taha and Ronald Pascual first to GlobalPort Batang Pier and received Jonathan Uyloan and Keith Jensen in return. Then they send Uyloan and rookies Mark Cruz and Norbert Torres to the Phoenix Fuel Masters for RR Garcia and Rodney Brondial.
The Star Hotshots boosts their back court line up as well as their small front court with this trade, GlobalPort gets a shooter and a scorer in Ronald Pascual as well as a towering defender in Yousef Taha while the Fuel Masters strengthens their Center Position with Norbert Torres but still have a crowded backcourt with the addition of Uyloan and Cruz.
The GlobalPort Batang Pier and Mahindra Enforcers negotiation are finally done. This time, Blackwater Elite enters the picture.
In the first report that was sent to the PBA office, GlobalPort traded Jonathan Uyloan, Paolo Taha and Roi Sumang to the Mahindra Enforcers for Karl Dehesa and Mike DiGrigorio. It was a done deal until Mahindra Enforcers backed out of that deal because they don’t want to part ways with promising Mike DiGrigorio.
In the revised deal, the Batang Pier will send Paolo Taha and Roi Sumang to the Enforcers for Karl Dehesa and a 2018 second round pick then Sumang will be transferred to the Elite for rookie forward Keith Agovida while Jonathan Uyloan and Mike DiGrigorio will stay on their respective teams.
The Phoenix Fuel Masters has made their first move in their first conference as a PBA team. The Fuel Masters sent Jeric Fortuna to the Batang Pier in exchange for a future draft pick. The said pick is a 2018 second rounder. The Fuel Masters needed to unload Fortuna because of their crowded backcourt players led by RR Garcia, Josh Urbiztondo, Chico Lanete and Emman Monfort.