With 10 days to go before the PBA Season 41 All Filipino Cup 2015 opening day, GlobalPort Batang Pier racked up a confidence boosting tune-up game win over the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, 94-92 on Wednesday at the CCF Gym.
The game started with Ginebra's first five: Mark Caguioa, LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter, Chris Ellis, and Japeth Aguilar going up against Globalport's: Chris Jensen, Roi Sumang, Jay Washington, Dorian Pena and Stanley Pringle.
It was a seesaw battle wherein both teams exchanged runs. The first quarter belonged to Ginebra, 18-17. GlobalPort responded with a run of their own to steal the lead at the end of the second quarter, 45-35.
Ginebra got their game going in the 3rd quarter as they nailed a number of outside shots to establish a 5-point lead, 67-62 after the third period.
Globalport started the fourth and final quarter with a series of inside points. They maintained their momentum up to the final buzzer to outlast Ginebra by a precarious 2-point lead, 94-92.
GlobalPort got the victory without their superstar guard Terrence Romeo who's still resting after a courageous Gilas stint in the FIBA Asia Championship 2015.
Ginebra: Tenorio 14, Aguilar 20, Slaughter 13, Ellis 11, Mercado 16
GlobalPort: Pringle 21, Jensen 14, Washington 13, Uyloan 11, Yeo 9, Cruz 7, Paniamogan 7, Sumang 4, Semerad 2, Taha 2, Kramer 2, Mamaril 2, Peña 0