TWO straight wins got Globalport out of the cellar and for the second straight time, a Batang Pier is being given a Player of the Week citation.
Stanley Pringle has been given the Accel-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award after playing a huge role in GlobalPort’s huge upset over defending champion San Miguel Beer on Friday.
The six-foot Fil-American guard scored a team-high 25 points and had four assists and two rebounds for the Batang Pier’s second straight win in the season-ending conference.
Pringle was picked by members of the PBA Press Corps a week after Anthony Semerad was given the citation.
Pringle was picked over Barangay Ginebra’s LA Tenorio and Sol Mercado, Meralco’s Jared Dillinger and Mahindra forward Aldrech Ramos.
Last season’s Rookie of the Year pumped in six crucial points inside the final five minutes of the final period to keep the Beermen from regaining the lead.
His backcourt mate Terrence Romeo, then took over in the last 25 seconds when Pringle went down with cramps, scoring four consecutive points to complete GlobalPort’s win.
The Batang Pier are trying to recover lost ground after opening the conference with four straight defeats. GlobalPort snapped its losing skid just over a week ago behind its 126-123 double overtime win against the Meralco Bolts.
GlobalPort looks to stretch the streak to three on Saturday when it faces Rain or Shine on Saturday in Legazpi City.