NorthPort gains share of lead, clips Magnolia

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—NorthPort kept Magnolia at bay to win, 102-99, for a share of the lead Wednesday night in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Four of Batang Pier’s primary cast scored 10 or more to join a young Blackwater side atop the standings with a 5-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Fancied F2 Logistics acquires Kalei Mau View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “The players didn’t give up. The willingness and the desire are there and that is what is important right now. We’re not giving up, we’re limiting teams. We’re just zeroed in on making the playoffs,” NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio told the press.“It’s a total team effort and it was a case of everyone stepping up. They are really showing that want to make through the semifinals—but all the way to the top,” he added. “Everyone’s doing their share.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSean Anthony dealt most of the damage against the Hotshots, scoring 22 points and pulling down eight rebounds off the bench. Jonathan Grey and Robert Bolick tossed in 14 and 11 more to fill the void left by Stanley Pringle, who is still nursing an injury.Paolo Taha figured as the biggest contributor that greased NorthPort’s pull-away in the third frame, helping the Batang Pier improve what has already been a franchise-best opening run.center_img Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Quarterscores: 16-23, 48-43, 70-62, 102-99.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ian Sangalang had 21 points while Robbie Herndon added 18 in the Hotshots losing stand. New import James Farr had 11 as the Hotshots dropped to 0-2.NorthPort faces Rain or Shine a week from now, while Magnolia faces a listless NLEX crew this Friday at MOA Arena in Pasay.The scores:NorthPort 102 – Anthony 22, Taha 16, Tautuaa 14, Grey 14, Elorde 12, Bolick 11, Ibeh 10, Lanete 3, Gabayni 0.Magnolia 99 – Sangalang 21, Herndon 18, Lee 16, Barroca 14, Farr 11, Jalalon 7, Brondial 5, Ramos 3, Melton 2, Dela Rosa 2, Pascual 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more