Mahindra off to a franchise-best 2-0 start, sinks Terrence Romeo-less GlobalPort

Things are looking bright for the first time coach Chris Gavina and the Mahindra so far in the PBA Governors’ Cup.

The Enforcers weathered Globalport’s late rally, 108-98, to join Meralco Bolts at the top of the standings with 2-0 slate, their best start in franchise history, in the season-ending conference Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

James White went clutch in the endgame as he spearheaded Mahindra’s 14-6 scoring spree in the last 2 minutes to pull away from a 94-92 slim cushion.

White, the youngest import in the league, finished with a monster double-double pf 34 markers and 20 boards along with 4 shotblocks. Aldrech Ramos supported him with a solid 16 points for the franchise’s best start.

Globalport on the other hand, which missed Terrence Romeo, Jay Washigton, Joseph Yeo and Rico Mairhofer fell down to 0-2.

Dominque Sutton flirted with a tripled double but even his 34-point, 13-rebound and 7-assists outing was not enough to keep GlobalPort from falling to its second straight loss. Stanley Pringle racked up 19 points and 3 dimes as he sorely missed the presence of his backcourtmate Romeo, who was out with stomach virus. – By John Bryan Ulanday