Generals say they knew they were going to beat Knights
Tricia Robredo on Aug 08, 2015 12:58 PM
CALLED IT. Jorem Morada, Hamadou Laminou, and Francis Munsayac said they were truly confident in beating Letran.
After having beaten the five-peat champions and the other three semifinalists, Colegio de San Juan de Letran seemed unstoppable. Last Friday, however, it was a team at the bottom of the standings which ironically figured them out.
Emilio Aguinaldo College was nothing short of elated with their very convincing 83-69 victory against the Knights. Aside from the win being their second straight, the Generals were at cloud nine after being the squad to put the 1 on Letran’s now 7-1 record.
Victory was even sweeter for breakout player Jorem Morado who shared with ABS-CBN Sports, “Itong panalong ito, very special para sa akin. Araw ng nanay ko ngayon; death anniversary niya. Inaalay ko yung laban sa kanya. Alam ko naman na nasa likod ko siya lagi.”
On the other hand, Cameroonian Laminou Hamadou offered the triumph to both their supporters and skeptics. “We only have one win (before today). Everyone was saying that EAC isn’t a good team, but I tell my teammates that we can still win. I tell them that we are all the same and that (Letran’s) 7-0 shouldn’t mean anything,” he said.
Francis Munsayac also felt that the achievement of being the first one to beat an unbeaten team was a way of proving their doubters wrong. Even before the game, he actually knew that somehow they would win as he shared, “’Di naman sa pagmamayabang pero inasahan namin na kaya naming manalo ngayon. Sa practice palang, sobrang saya namin.”
He continued, “Tapos before Letran game, sama-sama kami sa lahat ng bagay. Nakakagulat kasi hindi naman kami ganyan dati.”
Although the feeling of community is quite new and different to him, Francis shared that he wants more of it especially after seeing its positive effects on the team inside the court. “Ngayon, napansin na siguro ng lahat yung kulang sa team namin. Sa wakas, nabi-build na namin yung samahan,” he happily said.
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