Alaska may have ‘The Beast’ but GlobalPort owns three players who are putting up beastly numbers on a nightly basis.
That is what exactly Aces head coach Alex Compton will try to deal with heading to their crucial showdown with the Batang Pier in Ynares, Antipolo on Wednesday.
Compton is wary of the Batang Pier’s three-headed monster comprised of import Mike Glover, and the one-two combination of Terrence Romeo and Stanley Pringle, who are showcasing import-like performance this conference.
“It’s tough watching the film of those guys,” Compton told FOX Sports after their Tuesday afternoon practice at Gatorade Hoops in Mandaluyong. “It’s like having three imports, so you have to prepare for three different imports, that’s what it feels like.”
True enough, GlobalPort’s top three scoring leader are bannered by Glover, who owns a 25.17-point average in 6 games, with Romeo just close behind with 24.29, and Pringle’s 21.62.
Comparing it with Alaska, only import LaDontae Henton could match the Batang Pier scoring trio, providing almost 35 points per game as gutsy forward Calvin Abueva is not even close with only 13.67-point average.
Compton braces for an all-out war offensively all together even if vastly-improved Romeo being questionable on game day after having bum stomach the past few days that prevented him from joining team practice.
“He will play as a tough kid, if he doesn’t, then we will adjust. They are really dangerous and scary,” he shared.
With their playoff chances on the line, the Aces will play with a no-tomorrow mindset as they are still in the bottom half of the standing, currently tied with Batang Pier in the 9th-10th spot with 3-5 record.
“If and when we are to lose in any of those next three games, that’s like a significant blow of possibly making it to the playoffs,” he said. – By Jason Mercene
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