GlobalPort earns twice-to-beat advantage in PBA quarterfinals

By , on June 24, 2015

GlobalPort basketball team (Facebook photo)
GlobalPort basketball team (Facebook photo)

MANILA – GlobalPort took advantage of the absence of Alaska’s import in the second half to escape a 117-108 overtime win on Tuesday night and took the last and fourth twice-to-beat advantage in the PBA Governor’s Cup quarterfinals.

Downed by nine, 40-49, at the half, the Batang Pier leaned on import Jirrid Famous to take a 74-67 going into the final quarter.

The Aces fought back despite playing without import Romeo Travis and forced an overtime at 98-all but ran out of gas in the extra period.

Famous pulled out a monster performance, scoring 34 points and grabbing 26 rebounds while Stanley Pringle added 24 points and Omar Krayem and Terrence Romeo added 20 and 14 each.

“We took that advantage that they played all Filipino in the second half and we took the twice to beat edge,” Global coach Pido Jarencio said.

The Aces are already assured of twice-to-beat advantage along with San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine.

The scores: GLOBALPORT 117 – Famous 34, Pringle 24, Krayem 20, Romeo 14, Jensen 11, Kramer 8, Mamaril 2, Isip 2, Miranda 2, Hayes 0, Semerad 0, Buenafe 0.

ALASKA 104 – Baguio 20, Travis 13, Banchero 10, Menk 10, Abueva 8, Jazul 8, Manuel 6, Dela Cruz 5, Casio 5, Thoss 4, Baclao 4, Dela Rosa 4, Exciminiano 4, Hontiveros 2, Eman 1.

Quarters: 16-26, 40-49, 74-67, 98-98, 117-104.