IT’S understandable if frustrations are mounting at Globalport especially with the Batang Pier absorbing yet another loss on Saturday to remain as the lone winless team in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
Import Evan Brock said the feeling of disappointment is something the team has to deal with as the two-year old franchise came one and a half minutes from completing a magnificent comeback from 17-points down before failing to hold off Meralco in a 104-99 loss.
Only the clutch three-pointer of Bolts import Brian Butch in the dying seconds prevented the Batang Pier from notching their first win in four starts.
“Frustration is part of life. But it’s all on how you handle it,” said Brock, whose 32-point and 23-rebound effort came short of averting Globalport from absorbing a 0-4 record in the mid-season tournament.
“If we let frustration sit in us, we won’t have a chance. So that’s something were not trying to allow.”
Brock, a returning import this conference after an 11-game stint with Barako Bull last season, said team effort is something the Batang Pier need to give every game in order to break out of their current funk.
“It was basically about our effort. Having consistency on our effort in doing the right things defensively is a concern. But the team stands together,” said the left-handed Globalport import. “We still have a positive mindset even though we’re young.”
The Batang Pier will take a nine-day break before returning to action on March 24 as they again try to get their first win against the San Miguel Beermen.
It will mark the first time the two teams will meet since the celebrated trading of point guards Sol MErcado and Alex Cabagnot before the start of the conference.