Jarencio, NorthPort shoot for best all-Filipino start

first_imgAfter cutting LA Tenorio and Brgy. Ginebra down to size, Christian Standhardinger and San Miguel Beer gear up for Meralco’s challenge. —AUGUST DELA CRUZANTIPOLO—Understandably, Pido Jarencio likes what’s happening with NorthPort.But it’s not entirely because his Batang Pier have a 2-0 start in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “If we can just get our big men to be more aggressive [offensively], then this will truly be a promising conference for us,” Jarencio said, sounding off the call to Mo Tautuaa to assert himself more.“Mo is Mo,” Jarencio said. “And I have been asking him to be more aggressive. It’s different if you have a dominant big man in this league.”Meanwhile, the Beermen shoot for a second straight victory when they tangle with Meralco in the 7 p.m. main game.San Miguel bounced back from that upset loss with a 99-91 thumping of Barangay Ginebra also Sunday when, according to coach Leo Austria, his charges played with pride more than anything else.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “You see how he plays, there are no wasted movements. His basketball IQ is off the charts and that’s what I love about him,” Jarencio explained. “Plus the fact that he is willing to be coached makes him even more special.”Special is what everyone can call NorthPort’s start here, as it owns victories over Blackwater and the Road Warriors and is tipped to make it three straight in its 4:30 p.m. clash with the Dyip.Against Columbian, Jarencio said that they were wary of the all-around contributions the Dyip’s own super rookie, CJ Perez, can come up with.“We have something devised for him [defensively],” he said. “But it will be total team effort for us. We are not about being a one-man team.”Columbian has a 1-1 card, with its victory coming at the expense of four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer. And that, Jarencio said, makes the Dyip a dangerous enemy.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Ardina overtakes Thai aces in Beverly golf Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments “Everyone has been stepping up that I don’t need to play Stanley (Pringle) to the ground to get wins,” Jarencio said as his Batang Pier try to extend their franchise-best start in the season’s most prestigious conference on Friday at Ynares Center here.“Now, he doesn’t have to score a ton of points for us to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPringle, the PBA Press Corps’ scoring champion last season, scored only 11 points in an authoritative win over NLEX on Sunday as the people Jarencio enlisted to be the team’s other gunners have stepped up.And he speaks highly of Robert Bolick, NorthPort’s first round choice—and third overall—in the last Draft, who has been delivering and has given the Batang Pier one of the most fearsome backcourts this early in the tournament. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img

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