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    Ginebra back in dominant form in dealing GlobalPort a 21-point drubbing in tuneup game

    Nov 18, 2016
    Paolo Taha wins the rebound battle for Ginebra. Jaime Campos

    Ginebra clobbers GlobalPort, 102-81, Friday in their tuneup game at the Upper Deck Gym in Ortigas.

    Gin Kings coach Tim Cone was pleased to see his wards lead by as much as 16 points at the start of the second half and never let up against the Batang Pier.

    Sol Mercado and Japeth Aguilar both finished with 15 points apiece, while rookie Kevin Ferrer managed to shake off the jitters with nine points.

    "We played sound basketball today on both sides of the ball. We started well and we finished well," said Cone, who was not pleased with the way his team played in their first tuneup - a 100-103 loss to Blackwater last Sunday.

    Scottie Thompson did not finish the game and was sent home in the fourth quarter as per Cone's decision as the guard had a fever and tried to play even with a bum stomach.

    Newly acquired vet JR Quiñahan led all scores for Batang Pier with 13 points, while Nino Canaleta tallied 12 markers.

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    Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle both finished with 10 points in the loss.

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