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Player of the Week: Pringle earns third citation

06:14 PM December 28, 2015

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Fil-American guard Stanley Pringle’s solid performance on Sunday made him the first player this season to earn three Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week awards.

With his team playing in a win-or-go-home playoff match against the fancied Barangay Ginebra side, Pringle supplied the scoring ammunition and steady ball handling to lift GlobalPort to a pulsating 84-83 overtime win before a pro-Gin Kings crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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The victory towed the Batang Pier to their first-ever PBA semifinal appearance in franchise history as they arranged a best-of-seven series in the Final Four against the top seed Alaska Aces.

The bearded GlobalPort guard fired four points in extra session, including a hard drive to the basket with under one minute to play to give his team an 84-80 cushion.

The six-foot guard out of Penn State finished with a game-high 25 points on top of eight rebounds, an assist and a block as he proved to be the thorn on Ginebra’s side in phase two of the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals.

Up next for Pringle and GlobalPort are the Aces, one of the two early birds in the semis following their impressive 9-2 win-loss record in the single-round eliminations.

Their race-to-four-wins semifinal series begins on January 5. (RD)

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