ANTIPOLO – Stanley Pringle played down his best offensive performance yet in the PBA on Friday night, prouder of his team’s collective effort in taking down TNT KaTropa in their Governors’ Cup matchup.
The Batang Pier star guard took charge with backcourt partner Terrence Romeo out of sorts, tallying a new career-high 30 points, eclipsing his previous high by one point he recorded a few times already.
Still, Pringle credits his team’s aggressiveness in the middle of a Texters rally down the stretch.
“I just came out to play and win the game,” Pringle said. “We came out, played aggressive, we went up, they made an attempt to come back -- they were coming back, but we just tried to stay aggressive. We kept attacking the basket.”
“On defense, Sean (Anthony) played excellent defense,” he added of the recent addition who also shone on offense with 10 of his 21 points in the payoff period.
As a result, the Batang Pier toppled a perennial contender in the Texters.
“It's a big win. It’s a tough team,” Pringle said. “We never played TNT without having a tough game.”
And they’re hoping for an encore against another contender in NLEX.
“We gotta stay focused,” Pringle said. “Everybody’s gonna get their legs back. After we get our legs back, we'll watch the film and get off our feet physically, but it's all gonna be mental.”