Pringle saves day for Batang Pier
Maverick Ahanmisi almost sealed the game shut in regulation with a layup at the 2.9-second mark of the fourth quarter to make it a three-point lead, 104-101, but Chris Banchero’s Hail Mary three knotted the score at 94 at the buzzer.“I got mad at them. It was already a won game. But then again, we can’t fault the players. We’re okay but we’re not okay because we’re not getting the rebounds,” lamented coach Caloy Garcia.GlobalPort fought back from an eight-point deficit late in the third quarter and staged a 20-6 run that spilled into the fourth period to grab a 77-69 lead with 6:24 remaining.The Bolts, however, fought back and made it a one-point game, 83-82 with 42.3 seconds left and got a big stop when Pringle missed on a drive.However, Anjo Caram was forced out of bounds by Nico Elorde in the ensuing possession, leading to Pringle splitting from the line to extend the lead to two, 84-82 with 14.3 on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT The former Rookie of the Year hit 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, including what turned out to be the marginal foul shots in the last 14.3 seconds as the Batang Pier bounced back from a 128-114 loss to TNT KaTropa last week.“We’re struggling, especially Stanley because he’s playing through an injury. Luckily for us, he picked it up in the fourth quarter,” said coach Pido Jarencio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRain or Shine survived a tough Alaska and a wild finish for a 109-103 overtime victory in the other game.Reggie Johnson pumped 32 points and 22 rebounds, while Chris Tiu shot 4-of-7 from threes to collect 18 points, six assists, and three rebounds for the Elasto Painters. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jared Dillinger then air-balled a triple try that doomed Meralco.Malcolm White topscored for the Batang Pier with 27 points that went with 17 boards.“The chemistry is still not there, so I commend my last group for coming through. I’ll take it. A win is a win,” Jarencio said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lady Spikers favored over Lady Tams in UAAP volley Finals Stanley Pringle caught fire in the fourth quarter and towed GlobalPort to its first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations with an 86-85 nipping of Meralco Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.