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Stanley Pringle puts on a show, scores 50

Stanley Pringle puts on a show, scores 50

STANLEY Pringle came out with a career game and spearheaded GlobalPort to a 133-115 win over Columbian Friday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Pringle scored 50 points to go with six assists in leading a sustained assault by the Batang Pier that netted them their fifth win in 10 games and kept their playoffs aspirations alive.

GlobalPort now needs to prevail in its last eliminations game against Barangay Ginebra on July 6 to avoid any complication and ensure its inclusion among the top eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals.

“Sabi ko nga sa mga players, ‘Di tayo p’wedeng matalo,'” related Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio. “Crucial game against Ginebra. Me mga maglalaro pa, me maglalaglagan pa.

“Basta kami nakakuha na ng five wins. Kung ano man ang mangyari, nandito na kami, ready na kami. ”

The loss that gave it a 4-7 slate and put it at 10th at the end of its elims schedule may just have quashed Columbian Dyip’s hopes of making it through.

The Dyip may actually end up tied for eighth, depending on the how the other teams still in the running fare, but the former could still lose out in the quotient.

Blame it all on Pringle.

Malcolm White notched 28 points and 14 rebounds, Jonathan Grey added 16 points and Sean Anthony also came off the bench for 12 and 17 and even new acquisitions Paolo Taha and Gabby Espinas chipped in.

Still, it was clearly Pringle who shone the brightest for GlobalPort.