GlobalPort keeps playoff dreams alive, holds off Rain Or Shine

Alyssa Rola
GlobalPort keeps playoff dreams alive, holds off Rain Or Shine
GlobalPort improves to 4-6 as Terrence Romeo scores 26 points

MANILA, Philippines – The GlobalPort Batang Pier improve to a 4-6 record as they fend off defending champions Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters, 107-101, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday, May 26 at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan, Laguna. 

The Batang Pier rocketed to a strong 27-14 start, but found themselves trailing by 7 late in the 4th quarter. Terrence Romeo served up some late-game heroics as he downed a triple that gave GlobalPort a 101-97 lead with over a minute remaining in the game. 

Romeo led all scorers with 26 points to go with 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the Batang Pier, while import Justin Harper, who was subjected to early foul trouble, added 19 points and 10 boards.

Duke Crews had a 23-point, 17-rebound performance for Rain Or Shine, while James Yap added 22 markers on 8-of-13 shooting.

The Elasto Painters slipped to a 5-5 win-loss card. 


GlobalPort (107): Romeo 26, Harper 19, Pringle 15, Anthony 15, Pessumal 9, Cortez 8, Guinto 6, Maierhofer 3, Mamaril 2, Forrester 2, Grey 2, Paredes 0

ROS (101): Crews 23, Yap 22, Cruz 14, Chan 10, Almazan 10, Washington 7, Tiu 6, Belga 4, Tolomia 3, Norwood 2, Ahanmisi 0

Quarter scores: 27-14, 48-44, 75-73, 107-101. –

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