TERRENCE Romeo seemed eager to get on with his trip to Hong Kong with his fiancée that he again politely declined to grant an interview to reporters following GlobalPort’s breakthrough 85-82 win against NLEX on Wednesday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
“Pass muna,” Romeo said with a smile. “After Holy Week na pagbalik ko.”
At least, the Batang Pier superstar is going on vacation with a light heart as his team finally snapped a four-game slump.
And the Batang Pier did it without Romeo down the stretch as they shrugged off the absence of their cornerstone due to cramps, turning to Malcolm White and Stanley Pringle in dealing the Road Warriors their sixth straight loss.
After scoring 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting, five assists, one board, and two steals against five turnovers in 29 minutes of play, Romeo went out with six minutes and 15 seconds left in the fourth, never to return.
Batang Pier assistant coach Eric Gonzales said he badly wanted to put Romeo back in the game, but it seemed his ward couldn’t go on.
Good thing, the Batang Pier still came out victorious.