Terrence Romeo scored 41 points on 17-for-33 shooting against Mahindra Friday night, tying his career-high. It was the second time Romeo has notched the feat in the same conference.
However, the Globalport Batang Pier lost to a more fluid Mahindra Enforcers crew, 111-98, and Romeo quicky downplayed his effort.
“Walang kwenta yung career-high na yun kung talo kami. Ang mahalaga sa akin yung panalo eh, maski ilang points lang ang nagawa ko. Ang importante, yung panalo,” Romeo said.
“Gustong-gusto ko manalo kanina kasi first game, yun ang magbu-build ng confidence namin, especially yung next naming makakalaban malalakas,” he shared.
Romeo also said the team has moved on from their semi-finals loss to Alaska in the Philippine Cup and prepared well for the game, although they were caught flat-footed.
“Wala namang kinalaman yung semis. Tapos na yun, bago na ‘to, may import kami, nagtraining kami, may bago kaming sistema. Siguro maganda lang din yung shooting ng Mahindra,” he said.
Import Brian Williams had 13 points for Globalport, but Stanley Pringle, who had 12 points on 4-for-13 shooting, was the only other local to score in double-digits.
In the next games, Romeo believes a better team effort would give the Batang Pier a better shot at winning, and that they should focus on getting it done defensively.
“Siguro team effort talaga sa depensa at opensa. Kailangan namin magrely pa sa depensa. Kasi kung score kami ng score pero sila rin nakaka-score, useless din. Dapat ma-stop muna namin yung kalaban namin bago namin mabalance yung scoring namin. Kahit hindi balance pero yung alam mo na alam namin ang roles namin,” he said.