Blackwater break winless def. Globalport April 8, 2017

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Blackwater earns breakthrough win with a 118-113 decision over GlobalPort.

Philippine Commissioners Cup PBA basketball, Blackwater Elite vs Globalport Batangpier full game replay April 07, 2017 Saturday at Mall of Asia. Game matchup start time 3:00PM.

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FIRST WIN. Greg Smith leads Blackwater as it punches in its first win of the conference. Photo from PBA Images

the earthquake that was felt early in the game, Blackwater proved steady down the stretch as it held off GlobalPort, 118-113, to barge in the win column of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

In a battle between two winless teams, it was the Elite who simply showed more desire to get out of the slump as they shrugged off a late stand by the Batang Pier to register their first win in five games.

Greg Smith anchored the attack, tallying 40 points, 19 boards, and four assists in 41 minutes, while Mike DiGregorio sparked the local crew as the Elite spoiled the debut of new GlobalPort import Malcolm White who saw his team suffer a fourth straight setback.

Final: Blackwater 118-113 Globalport.

Romeo came through for the Batang Pier with 35 points off the bench, including 24 he dropped in the first half.

White added 33 points, 17 rebounds, 3 steals, and two blocks, while Stanley Pringle and Mike Cortez combined for 26 points.

GlobalPort remained in search of its first win of the conference in 4 games.

Scores:

Blackwater (118): Smith 40, Digregorio 18, Cervantes 14, Sena 10, Pinto 9, Buenafe 9, Canaleta 7, Sumang 5, Gamalinda 3, Aguilar 2, Cruz 1, Pascual 0.

GlobalPort (113): Romeo 35, White 33, Pringle 13, Cortez 13, Quinahan 7, Pennisi 5, Pessumal 3, Ababou 2, Aban 2, Forrester 0, Mamaril 0.

Quarter scores: 31-26, 57-57, 88-95, 118-113.