SEA Games: June Mar dominates in just 15 minutes vs. Vietnam

Paul Lintag on Dec 07, 2019 06:39 AM
SEA Games: June Mar dominates in just 15 minutes vs. Vietnam
In just 15 minutes, Fajardo dominated for Gilas, finishing with a casual 23 points and 12 rebounds against Vietnam. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)

MANILA — Five-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo for sure made his presence felt Friday in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

In just 15 minutes, Fajardo dominated for Gilas, finishing with a casual 23 points and 12 rebounds.

June Mar was at the front as the Philippines followed up a 52-point win against Singapore with a 41-point drubbing of Vietnam.

“Lagi naman nire-remind ni coach na kailangan aggressive kami. Aggressive kami sa game na to kasi tinambakan nila kalaban nila sa first and second game nila,” Fajardo said.

“So sabi ni coach, ito yung isa sa malakas na team dito, ni-remind kami na wag maging kampante,” he added.

With such strong numbers in just limited minutes, June Mar says it was just going with fundamentals and letting the offense come to him.

Oh, and it helps that he’s 6’10” and is actually pretty good at what he does.

“Sabi ni coach dapat seal lang ng seal sa basket kasi wala naman silang ganun kalaki eh. Yun sabi ni coach seal lang ng seal,” Fajardo said.

“Di man ako mapasahan ng bola, at least nandoon ako sa ilalim makakuha ako ng rebounds,” June Mar added.

 

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