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GlobalPort survives shootout against TNT; clinches fourth win

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In a match of runs and an offensive-themed ball game, the GlobalPort Batang Pier notched its fourth win as they hang on to a 123-120 win over the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters on Friday held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Doug Kramer and Keith Jensen led the charge as GlobalPort erupted on a 10-0 blitz to open up the second period after a very close opening frame. Meanwhile, the second unit of the Tropang Texters struggled to put up points on the board as they were haunted by turnovers. However, the super duo of Ranidel De Ocampo and Jayson Castro once again led their team to an 11-0 counter to make it 37-35 including two triples from the point guard. Both players came off the bench as well.

The second period featured a game of runs with the reinsertion of Terrence Romeo, who propelled the Batang Pier to once again pull themselves against the Texters. With trigger-happy Romeo feeling it, he pulled up off a crossover and nailed a tough trey to make it 48-37. On the other end, GlobalPort also played good defense while thwarting TNT’s bigs to make their presence underneath. Although in the last four minutes of the half, TNT used an 15-8 run of their own led by Sam Daghles to make it a four point game, still in favor of the Batang Pier at the half.

After 24 minutes, Pettigrew already committed four turnovers out of TNT’s 12. GlobalPort scored 17 markers out of it, consequently ending the half shooting a stellar 52% clip from the field.

Stanley Pringle scored his squad’s five points that was answered by Pettigrew’s interior buckets. The largest lead of the first half of the third quarter was three as the lead changed and deadlocks started to pile up for the two teams. Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and Steffphon Petigrew made back-to-back jumpers from the perimeter to give their team an 83-80 lead. However, GlobalPort answered with a 19-8 close out to the third quarter with Famous scoring eight points and also dished out key assists to his teammates to aid his team enter the fourth up by 8.

In the fourth, the scoring game was still on point for the two teams but Famous started it out with two baskets to extend their lead to double digits. But again, a 14-4 response was put up by TNT with Kelly Williams, Ranidel De Ocampo and Jayson Castro combining to make it a one-point game. Fast forward to the final minutes after offensive exchanges, Stanley Pringle scored anew to make it 121-116 for his squad.

GlobalPort failed to convert in the next minute as TNT scored four more with 46 seconds to play. After another stop, Daghles missed a potential lead-giving basket for the Texters while Pringle knocked down two cold-blooded free throws to make it 123-120. Talk ‘N Text called for a quick ceasefire with 11 seconds to play that drew up play for Castro from the corner. The Texters responded but Castro failed to convert on two attempts from the left corner that gave the Batang Pier the escape for the victory.

The fast-paced ball game ended up with GlobalPort shooting 54% while Talk ‘N Text had 50%. Jarrid Famous top scored the Texters with 27 markers on 13 of 16 shooting, while also grabbing 18 rebounds and blocking three shots. Pringle tallied 23 points and five assists for Batang Pier, who is now tied with San Miguel with a 4-2 record.

On the other hand, Pettigrew and Castro combined for 69 points. Daghles chipped in 19 markers for TNT, who drops to a 3-2 slate.

Talk ‘N Text will next face Meralco on June 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena. On the other hand, GlobalPort faces Ginebra next day, still at the MoA Arena.

The Scores:

GlobalPort(123) – Famous 27, Pringle 23, Romeo 20, Kramer 10, Buenafe 9, Jensen 9, Semerad 7, Hayes 4, Mamaril 0, Isip 0

Talk ‘N Text(120) – Pettigrew 35, Castro 34, De Ocampo 10, Fonacier 7, Carey 6, Williams 4, Washington 3, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Seigle 0

Quarters: 27-24, 58-54, 99-91, 123-120

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Composed Ceres-Negros expels Shan United in shootout victory

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2017 AFC ASEAN Zone Champions Ceres-Negros banked on their poise and composure from the spot as they knocked out Myanmar’s Shan United via a 4-3 penalty shootout (1-1 after extra time) triumph, Tuesday evening at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

The Negrenses punched their ticket to Brisbane, Australia after emerging the better spotkick takers. Four Busmen were on target, while two of their Shan Warriors counterparts fluffed their lines.

The two domestic champions were inseparable after 120 minutes, with the hosts holding their own against the Philippine champions. Ceres-Negros looked the more dominant of the two teams. However, they couldn’t make the advantage count where it mattered, as they failed to breach the sturdy Shan United defense inside the first two regulation halves.

The visitors were visibly more comfortable in the first half, but with the scores staying level at the break, the less-fancied Myanmar champions eventually found their footing in the encounter. While there were several half-chances from either side to open the scoring, both defenses remained defiant en route to unwanted extra time.

“It was a tough game. We weren’t ready to play 120 minutes because we only had four training sessions before the game but everytime we wear this jersey, we represent Ceres, we represent Bacolod, we represent the Philippines, so we have to give our best,” Ceres’ defender Carli de Murga elaborated to the Inquirer after the match. The Asian Football season has yet to start, and with both teams not too busy with pre-season preparations, rust and fatigue in a demanding affair were evident.

Come extra time, Ceres-Negros took the initiative when Stephan Schröck’s deflected effort went past the helpless Thiha Si Thu just three minutes into the first half.

Nonetheless, the hosts refused to go down without a fight, and their resilience was rewarded later in the opening half. Substitute Patrick Asare found the back of the net to restore parity in Yangon.

Another 15 minutes of goalless action took place in the second half as both teams looked more cautious, perhaps with the collective aim of avoiding a costly error or two. Among all the chances, Schröck’s in the 114th minute may have proved to be the closest to changing the scores, as his attempt shaved the post.

Shan United took to the spot first, where Asare made his penalty attempt count. Nay Lin Tun also made his, but not before teammate Chizoba smashed his attempt over Toni Doblas’ goal.

While the hosts squandered a shot, the visitors remained calm in front of a hostile Myanmar crowd. De Murga, Schröck and Mike Ott nailed their turns, with Marañon also not missing a vital kick from 12 yards.

It set up William Biassi Nyakwe, the man credited with the own goal when he deflected Schröck’s opener, with the chance to prolong his team’s campaign in the AFC Champions League. Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t atone for his earlier mistake, as his attempt soared high and wide — much to the delight of the visiting team from Bacolod, the Philippines.

The reward for Ceres-Negros is a trip to Queensland, Australia, where they will seek to do one better than compatriots Global-Cebu. The 2016 Philippine champions also played against the Brisbane Roar, who dealt them a staggering 6-0 hammering this time last year. The match will be held at the Suncorp Stadium on January 23.

As for Shan United, a spot in the AFC Cup Group Stage awaits them and they may not have seen the last of Ceres-Negros just yet. If the Negrenses lose to either Brisbane Roar or Tianjin Quanjian, they will be reacquainted with the Burmese champions in Group F.

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Abu Tratter plans to work his way to 2023 by continuing to do ‘the dirty work’

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Abu Tratter may have missed the jersey-giving ceremony that the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas held for the 23 for 2023 cadets last Monday but he made sure to help out when the current batch needed him the most.

After helping the Marinerong Pilipino Skippers win the Sinulog Cup in Cebu a week ago, the 6-foot-7 Filipino-American did not hesitate to heed Gilas’ call, as they were undermanned for their second session in preparation for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

“I think it’s just an honor to put on this jersey, to be able to represent our country, to possibly represent our country in the future. It’s an honor,” shared the Laguna-native.

The 25-year old, who just celebrated his birthday last January 9, admitted that he was in awe of the talent inside the Meralco Gym. Like a fan, he wanted to take a few photo ops with the senior team’s Gabe Norwood and June Mar Fajardo.

“Actually, at first I was just shocked to see June Mar and Gabe, just to be able to be in the midst of them,” gushed the former DLSU Green Archer, who will suit-up for Marinerong Pilipino in the D-League. “I even asked them for a picture, and hopefully they’ll still give me one.

“It’s just humbling, definitely.”

However, the work has only began for Tratter. With five years to go until the 2023 FIBA World Cup, the two-time UAAP champion plans to continue to do what he does best — be the same scrapper that he is and hopefully catch the eye of Gilas’ brass.

“I think just doing the dirty work, of course. Giving whatever the team needs, rebound or any steals, any thing a dirty player would need to pick up on,” he said.

“That’s how it is, garbage into gold. Get anything, sweep up anything and try to put it back.”

Moreover, he will continue answering the call when Gilas needs him, as he himself is learning a lot from being surrounded by the country’s topflight cagers.

“Whenever I can. I want to be able to absorb all the information coming from here and hopefully apply it in the D-League and hopefully apply it on future practices, future games.”

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Terrence Romeo invited to join Pilipinas 3×3 for World Cup

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Stronger than ever

Scoring sensation Terrence Romeo has been invited by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to join the Philippine team in the upcoming FIBA 3X3 World Cup, according to Philippine Star columnist Quinito Henson.

Romeo, who is currently out due to a right knee injury, has been in rehabilitation and is expected to miss the entire Philippine Cup campaign of the Globalport Batang Pier and the second window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

“Baka sa second conference na ko makabalik kasi talagang gusto ko malakas ako pagbalik ko,” the 25-year-old shared during Chooks-to-Go Live last January 2.

SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios personally met with the 6-foot guard, inviting him to be part of the Philippine team.

Romeo has plenty of 3×3 basketball experience under his belt.

Back in 2014, Romeo was part of the Manila West 3×3 team during the Manila Masters. He was adjudged as the tournament Most Valuable Player.

The 2018 3X3 World Cup will take place from June 8-12 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.

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Red Spikers extinguish Blazers for second win

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Shaking off a forgettable outing against the Perpetual Help Altas last January 11, the San Beda College Red Spikers vented their ire on defending champions College of Saint Benilde Blazers in four sets, 25-15, 25-16, 23-25, 26-24, and claimed their second win of the season, Friday afternoon at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

“Sabi ng coaches kalimutan na yung talo,” shared captain Lorenze Santos of what transpired after that match.

So, in this game, the San Beda team poured on what they worked hard for to regain momentum. “Binuhos po namin lahat ng ginawa namin sa training [ngayon].”

After tight starts in all the first two sets, the Mendiola-based side pulled away to register the seemingly insurmountable 2-0 lead.

Nonetheless, summoning the heart of a champion and led by seniors Isaah Arda and Jethro Orian, the reigning champions pulled off gritty runs to snag the third set and making a tussle of the fourth.

Ultimately, Adrian Viray virtually ended the match with a vicious serve, which the Blazers failed to convert.

The prolific outside hitter finished with 17 points, 11 coming from attacks and five off blocks. Former skipper Mark Encino also registered 17 markers.

The Red Spikers (2-1) will face the Mapua University, also at 2-1, on Friday, January 19.

Orian was such a presence at the net, ending up with 20 points for the Taft-based squad.

The defending champions Blazers (2-1) will try to bounce back later that day against San Sebastian College (0-3).

The Scores:

SBC 3 – Viray 17, Enciso 17, Santos 11, Patenio 7, Amagan 7, Desuyo 3, Zabala 0, Genobaten 0, Manliclic 0, Casin L.

CSB 1 – Orian 20, Arda 18, Bacani 6, Basilan 4, Bautista 4, Magsino 2, Martinez 0, Garcia 0, San Miguel 0, Saldavia 0, Dy L.

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