Blue Eagles thank fans after productive Jones Cup campaign
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 23, 2018 11:42 AM
While Ateneo's fine showing in the Jones Cup was enough of a 'thank you' for fans, the Blue Eagles still found time to show their gratitude. (Photo courtesy of @chenstaqs on Instagram)
The Ateneo Blue Eagles' electrifying run in the 40th William Jones Cup has ended, but they did not forget to thank their fans for their support.
Sorry we fell short on our last game, but we just want to thank everyone who came out and supported us throughout the tournament. It was a great honor playing for the country and every single one of you! #ParaSaBayan 🇵🇭— Thirdy (@ThirdyRavenaaa) July 22, 2018
Thank you also to the Jones Cup and to the Taiwanese fans who were so gracious and classy during the entire tournament! #WilliamJonesCup— Tyler Tio (@Tyler_Tio) July 22, 2018
Thank you to everyone who has been with us in our Jones Cup journey! We may have fallen short, but we are grateful to have been able to represent our school and our country! Thank you everyone! #ParaSaBayan 🦅🇵🇭 pic.twitter.com/66AiYa4g16— Isaac Go (@IsaacGo1) July 22, 2018
Ateneo's 5-3 win-loss slate may not entirely show it, but the Blue Eagles stood tall as the first-ever collegiate squad to represent the Philippines in the tournament.
The reigning UAAP champs fell to Iran yesterday, 70-63 to settle for fourth place.
From Ravena's dazzling plays, to Matt Nieto's unforgettable game-winning three against the national team of Taiwan, Ateneo's gallant stand against more experienced national and club teams was a sight to see for every Pinoy hoops fan.