Ginebra gives NLEX sound beating as Pringle debuts

Delfin Dioquino
Ginebra gives NLEX sound beating as Pringle debuts
Seeing action for the first time since his trade from NorthPort, Stanley Pringle conspires with Justin Brownlee in the dominant win

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines – Stanley Pringle made his keenly-awaited debut for Barangay Ginebra and quickly impressed in a 100-85 romp of NLEX in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday, June 23. 

Playing before a packed Batangas City Complex, Pringle – who saw action for the first time since his trade from NorthPort – dazzled with 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals as the Gin Kings earned their fourth win in 7 games.

Pringle backstopped Justin Brownlee, who starred with 37 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 blocks in the lopsided win that saw Barangay Ginebra enjoy a lead as large as 27 points. 

The Road Warriors were still within striking distance, trailing 42-50 at halftime before allowing their opponents to drop a 26-7 bomb – capped by 8 straight LA Tenorio points – and they never made a fight out of it since. 

Tenorio chalked up 11 points, Greg Slaughter had 10 points and 7 rebounds, while Japeth Aguilar added 8 points and 2 blocks in the win. 

Poy Erram submitted his best game of the conference with 20 points and 14 rebounds, but NLEX could not sustain its momentum from its breakthrough win 4 days ago as it fell to a league-worst 1-7. 

Tony Mitchell delivered 17 points and 8 rebounds, Kenneth Ighalo had 13 points, while Jericho Cruz added 12 points and 5 assists in the losing effort. 

The Scores

Ginebra 100 – Brownlee 37, Pringle 16, Tenorio 11, Slaughter 10, Aguilar 8, Caguioa 4, Caperal 4, Mariano 4, Thompson 3; Devance 3, R. Aguilar 0, Sargent 0, Teodoro 0.

NLEX 85 – Erram 20, Mitchell 17, Ighalo 13, Cruz 12, Quinahan 6, Galanza 6, Taulava 3, Soyud 3, Baguio 2, Tiongson 2, Lao 1, Rios 0, Paniamogan 0, Varilla 0.

Quarters: 27-17, 50-42, 80-63, 100-85.


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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.