TERRENCE Romeo stressed the need for GlobalPort to make sound decisions especially in the endgame, if the team is to get to the next level.
Romeo said a couple of mistakes in the stretch run hampered the Batang Pier’s bid to score a reversal against TNT Katropa in their PBA Governors Cup game Wednesday night.
None of the blunders was more costly than the one in the team’s final play with 5.7 seconds when Stanley Pringle’s pass was too strong for a cutting Jay Washington, allowing the Texters to preserve a 122-120 win in a game where the Batang Pier fought back from as much as a 24-point deficit.
Overall, Globalport had more turnovers than TNT Katropa, 19-13.
“Kailangan talaga namin great decision making. Decision making talaga in the end and in crucial seconds,” said Romeo, whose 33-point effort, including 11 in the final quarter, went for naught as Globalport suffered its fifth loss in eight games.
Romeo was one of three Globalport players who committed four turnovers along with Pringle and import Michael Glover.
Still, the Batang Pier got a good pat on the back from the coaching staff for the brave second half comeback that fell just short.
“Ginawa namin yung best namin. Talagang short lang,” the former Far Eastern University star said. “Good game naman kami. Although may mga lapses, happy naman sila (coaches) sa effort naming sa second half.”