Adding one more victory in-line Mahindra Enforcer pulled out a 108-98 victory against GlobalPort in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 41 Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.
James White had 28 points, 20 rebounds, four blocks two steals, and two assists helping Mahindra Enforcer remain unbeaten in the season, 2-0. Notably, White chipped 12 points in the final quarter that totally lifted Mahindra out of danger situation. Aldrech Ramos contributed 16 markers, while LA Revilla and Paolo Taha also added double number of 11 and 10, respectively.
For the first time Mahindra grabbed a back-to-back win, ever since they joined PBA league in 2014. Chris Gavina, Mahindra’s assistant coach stated after the game.
“We withstood a very strong GlobalPort team. GlobalPort is thin right now they have a lot on their injured list,” “We played with great heart today. Coaching staff is instrumental in the development of our team. Our culture is just to stay humble, stay hungry, and be consistent in what we do. [Stanley] Pringle is such an amazing talent.”
After a 20-all deadlock in the first half, the fight shoot up in the second quarter which again saw a slim scoring 45-43 advantage at halftime. But all credit to White’s 12 points and 12 rebounds in the last few minutes that helped upset GlobalPort.
Absence of Terrence Romeo was a major drawback for team Globalport. The 5-foot-11 guard who scored 15 points against Ginebra last Saturday did not attend the Batang Pier practice right before the game against Enforcers due to severe stomach pain and was advised to rest. Joseph Yeo and Jay Washington were also missing for the Batang Pier.
Dominique Sutton provided a massive 34 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for GlobalPort. Also Pringle added 19 markers and import Karl Dehesa finished at 13.