Romeo struggles minus Pringle in loss to Meralco




06:50 PM February 28th, 2016

By: Randolph B. Leongson, February 28th, 2016 06:50 PM


Even Terrence Romeo admits he’s still looking for the right words after GlobalPort lost to Meralco on Sunday.

“Medyo lost din ako (I’m a bit lost as well),” he said.

The super scorer struggled from the field without his backcourt mate Stanley Pringle and finished with just 18 points.

“Sobrang hirap (It was really hard),” he said. “Wala akong kasamang bumabasag ng depensa (I was left alone in breaking down the defense). Iba pa rin yung marami siyang naa-attract na depensa, mas lumuluwang sa akin (It’s really different when he’s attracting the defense that opens me up).”

In that game, Romeo was forced to play the point and orchestrate the offense for the Batang Pier. But he was the first to admit that he didn’t really do a masterful job for the night.

“Bad game din ako (I had a bad game). Siguro napagod din ako dahil nanibago ako na ako yung nasa point (Maybe I got tired because I’m not used to play the point). Hindi ko ma-adjust kung kailan ako makatira, pero learning yun (I failed . Sabi nga ni coach Pido, doon ako magma-mature,” he said.

Meralco also had the perfect game plan to stifle Romeo, switching different defenders on the slasher which all contributed to his paltry shooting night.

“Maganda yung depensa nila kasi medyo nag-struggle ako nung third and fourth. Kailangan lang mas cool ako sa game (They played good defense. I struggled in the third and fourth. I need to be more relaxed during the game),” he said.

It also didn’t help that the team as a whole wasn’t able to keep up with Meralco in the clutch, allowing the Bolts to run away with an 8-1 tear within the final four minutes, a crucial stretch which spelled the end for GlobalPort.

Still, Romeo remains optimistic despite the back-to-back defeats to San Miguel and Meralco.

“Alam kong andyan pa rin yung teammates ko (I know my teammates are here),” he said. “Siguro di lang talaga kumo-connect yung tira namin (We’re just not connecting on our shots). Next time, pagbubutihan ko at adjust na lang kami next game (I’ll do better and adjust next game).”

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