BATANG PIER GUNNER ON FIRE
American import Jarrid Famous is making things happen on both ends of the floor. But one can’t take away Terrence Romeo’s significant contributions in GlobalPort’s strong playoff push in the PBA Governors’ Cup.
The sophomore gunner out of Far Eastern University has been one of the most consistent locals for the Batang Pier, who ended the past week with back-to-back victories to enhance their playoff bid.
While the 6-foot-11 Famous was doing his usual damage in the paint and on the defensive end, Romeo provided the scoring sock with his drive to the basket and outside shooting.
The former UAAP Most Valuable Player dropped 22 points, contributing to GlobalPort’s early breakaway as the Batang Pier rolled past a listless NLEX Road Warriors, 108-80, marking the biggest winning margin in franchise history.
Two days later, Romeo sustained his torrid shooting, sparking GlobalPort’s fourth-quarter run after scoring 13 of his 27 points in that stretch as the Batang Pier subdued KIA Carnival, 102-94, for a new franchise-record sixth win in 10 games.
Romeo averaged 24.5 points, 5.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in the team’s 2-0 record last week to earn his first Accel-PBA Press Corps. Player of the Week for the period of June 8-14.
The 23-year-old GlobalPort young star, who currently averages 30 percent from the three-point zone, is the top local scorer for this conference.
GlobalPort is currently at solo fourth spot with their 6-4 record, behind Alaska and San Miguel, both at 7-2 and Barako Bull (6-3).
The Batang Pier will take a week off, before returning on June 23 to play the Aces in their last elimination-round schedule. (RD)
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