The Batang Pier was flawless on both ends of the floor and the Hotshots looked lost and sloppy as they got blown out and kept them from getting win number one.
GlobalPort took advantage of Star’s slow start to pull away early in the ball game, 29-8.
Star couldn’t keep up with the hot-shooting night of GlobalPort and was catching up in scoring all throughout the ball game.
Outscoring the Batang Pier in the last three quarters, 76-56, Star Hotshots made most of the damage in the final canto by keeping the deficit manageable and easier to absorb. But the Global Port had answers to every run that they made and kept them at bay.
The Neon Nation continued to get solid numbers from backcourt partners Stanley Pringle and Terrence Romeo after contributing 42 of the team’s 91 points.
In their two games, lack of chemistry was still evident for the Star Hotshots as they turn the ball over a couple of times, which GlobalPort had taken advantage of.
Marc Pingris and Aldrech Ramos paced the scoring for Star with 19 and 18, respectively.
The key here is were able to dictate the tempo from the start,” said GlobalPort coach Franz Pumaren.
Coach Franz Pumaren played down the early success the team is having under him at the moment.
“It’s still an early gauge for us,” he said. “The real test will be in the coming few games, but this is definitely a great springboard for us.”
The Batang Pier are now above the team standings with 2-0 while Star Hotshots joins Mahindra at the bottom of the rankings with 0-2 record.