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For Jarencio, defense is key as GlobalPort wins second straight game

Mac Belo opts for a pass following a challenge from Sean Anthony. PBA Media Bureau
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY--Pido Jarencio is known for giving the teams that he coaches the so-called "3 P's": "Puso, Pride, Palaban".

You may now add another P to that principle: "Pababain ang score".

"It's our target, yung 80 points or below," Jarencio said about his defensive goals for GlobalPort this PBA Philippine Cup.

For the second straight game, the Batang Pier succeeded.

GlobalPort limited Blackwater to just 76 points on a dismal 33 percent shooting--and just a shade above 30 percent from inside the three-point area--and easily took a 25-point wire-to-wire win at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday night.

"We played good defense all the way. Yan ang result," Jarencio continued.

Offensively, on the other hand, the Batang Pier found their stroke from beyond the arc, making 11 of 17 treys with Sean Anthony making six of them out of seven.

"Everybody contributed, especially si Sean. From the start, he hit like three or four three-point shots, kaya nag-break away kami," Jarencio further said.

The 61-point blast they made in the first half was enough for them to stay afloat despite slowing down a bit in the second half.

"Team concept talaga eh. Yung extra passes and effort, nandoon lahat. [It was a] total team effort," Jarencio further commented.

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