NorthPort eager to make a deeper run in PBA Governors’ Cup

first_imgMANILA, Philippines–NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio believes his team would’ve made a deeper run in the second conference had his charges didn’t meet San Miguel Beer early in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA View comments Chris Froome happy to be alive as he targets fifth Tour title Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant The animated mentor and the Batang Pier get a crack to prove they were just they when they begin their  PBA Governors’ Cup campaign against Rain or Shine on Sept. 20 at MOA Arena in Pasay.“San Miguel is San Miguel,” Jarencio said of the vaunted club, which crushed NorthPort’s twice-to-beat armor in the previous tournament’s quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotel“Had we faced another team, we would’ve defeated them,” he added in Filipino.Jarencio, whose squad registered a franchise-best 9-2 record during that conference, looks to make that early exit a thing of the past with pieces he feels that are built for the future. “There are still a lot that we’re only able to see during the games,” Jarencio said of his American reinforcement. “[But] he’s like Prince Ibeh in getting rebounds and helping in defense.”For now, the NorthPort mentor prefers on worrying the most about their day-to-day growth.“Our priority now is just to keep on improving. Both our defense and offense need to have a better flow,” he said.Jarencio added that he is looking forward to the three players the club picked up from the Stanley Pringle trade.Sol Mercado, Kevin Ferrer, and Jervy Cruz are expected to bolster Batang Pier’s bid for a deeper campaign while they await the full recovery of their frontcourt troopers, Bradwyn Guinto and skipper Sean Anthony.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw And that begins with his prized rookie Robert Bolick, who showed he is more than able during the Commissioner’s Cup, and just recently, in the FIBA World Cup in China.“He knows this team well,” he added.Aside from his young star, Jarencio feels that recent acquisition Jerramy King will also come in handy for their future exploits.“He has that quickness—he can run, he can pressure. And that’s what our team is about,” he said of the former Columbian guard. “I am confident he can easily adapt to us.”Much of acclimation to the team, though, will land on Mychal Ammon’s shoulders, NorthPort’s choice of import for the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfastlast_img

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