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Behind hot three-point shooting, GlobalPort bludgeons Blackwater

Sean Anthony sizzled early on as GlobalPort made short work of Blackwater. PBA Media Bureau
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY—GlobalPort leaned on its outside shooting and tenacious defense to maul Blackwater, 101-76, in their PBA Philippine Cup clash at the Cuneta Astrodome on Friday night.

The Batang Pier quickly found their range in the first quarter, dropping 6-of-7 triples that helped them take a 28-23 lead after the period.

They then outscored the Elite, 33-14, in the second quarter to stretch their lead to 24, 61-37, by halftime.

The lead ballooned to as high as 30, and the Batang Pier never looked back en route to their biggest win since a 108-78 drubbing of NLEX on June 12, 2015.

Sean Anthony led GlobalPort's early charge, scoring 21 of his 22 points in the first half, going 6-for-7 from deep during that stretch. He also had seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals.

Stanley Pringle finished with a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards with five assists and a steal for GlobalPort, which scored its second straight win behind 13 three-pointers, 11 in the first half.

Mac Belo led Blackwater, which suffered its second straight loss, with 17 points, but he only made 7-of-22 from the field.

Box Scores:

GlobalPort 101-Anthony 22, Pringle 17, Nabong 16, Grey 8, Taha 7, Gabayni 6, Juico 6, Guinto 4, Elorde 4, Arana 4, Flores 4, Sargent 3

Blackwater 76-Belo 17, DiGregorio 15, Sena 9, Erram 8, Jose 8, Pinto 8, Palma 6, Javier 3, Cruz 2, Cortez 0, Sumang 0, Neypes 0, Marcelo 0, Banal 0

Quarterscores: 28-23, 61-37, 79-54, 101-76

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