Terrence Romeo on 41 points in loss: Walang kuwenta

Terrence Romeo matched his career-high with 41 points in GlobalPort’s conference debut, but it went for naught as Mahindra pulled the rug from under the Batang Pier, claiming a 111-98 win on Friday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Romeo was a picture of disappointment as he emerged from their gloomy locker room.

“Walang kuwenta,” said Romeo of the 3rd 40-point game in his young PBA career.

“Kahit ilan pa iskorin ko kung talo naman kami, walang kuwenta. Gusto ko talaga manalo eh,” Romeo added.

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The flamboyant guard needed 33 shots to match his career-high that he registered during the semis opener against Alaska last conference.

He added 5 rebounds and 2 steals.

“Gusto kong manalo kanina kasi 1st game namin. Ito yung magbi-build ng confidence namin eh,” Romeo said.

He poured 16 of his total output in the 3rd quarter, when the Batang Pier even grabbed a 62-61 lead after being down by as many as 15 in the opening half.

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But he did not muster enough support from the rest of the team as only import Brian Williams (13) and Stanley Pringle (12) finished in double-digits for the Batang Pier, which faded down the stretch.

In contrast, Mahindra had 7 players scoring 10 or more in a balanced scoring effort led by birthday boy KG Canaleta’s 20 points.