Philippine Cup ghost continues to haunt Meralco

Paul Lintag on Jan 12, 2017 09:32 AM
Philippine Cup ghost continues to haunt Meralco
The ghost of the Philippine Cup has come back to haunt Meralco for the second straight season.

The ghost of the Philippine Cup has come back to haunt Meralco for the second straight season.

After faulty effort against Mahindra, the Bolts have now lost five straight games in the All-Filipino, dropping them to last place with a 2-6 mark.

This performance comes after Meralco finished 1-10 in the very same conference last season. Naturally, frustration is starting to creep into the franchise.

However, the Bolts are not about to be consumed by the dark side just yet.

"Part of the game yun, natalo. Ngayon kailangan namin mag-effort every game lalo on defense," veteran Reynel Hugnatan said who led the squad with 28 points vs. the Floodbuster.

"Pag natalo ka, lahat ng mali nandun. Try namin mag-focus sa next game," he added.

Fresh from making the Finals in the Governors' Cup, Hugnatan couldn't quite figure out what's wrong every time Meralco plays in a conference featuring only Filipino players.

"Ewan ko, di ko masagot eh. Lahat naman sa practice nakikita ko na parang lahat nagwo-work har. Pagdating sa game ewan ko ano nangyayari," he said.

With three games left in their schedule though, the Bolts' sole focus now is try and sneak into the playoffs as one of the lower seeds.

"I think we have a chance pa. Kaya di namin iniisip kung ano pa mangyayaru basta kami trabaho lang," Hugnatan said.

 

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