Jarin’s promise for Tuesday: ‘San Beda will come in with all guns blazing’
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 30, 2016 09:17 PM
BOUNCE BACK. Jamike Jarin promised that San Beda will go all out for their 11th Finals in a row.
San Beda College lost in the Final Four for the only second time in a decade on Friday at the MOA Arena.
Falling victim to University of Perpetual help who started strong and finished even stronger, the Red Lions now find themselves in a do-or-die matchup if they are to continue into their 11th Finals in a row.
Asked what caused their loss, coach Jamike Jarin answered, “You have to give credit to the defense of Perpetual.”
Indeed, the Altas limited the explosive San Beda offense into muffing on 47 of their 79 attempts. They still scored 83 points, but their usually on-point shooting only wound up with seven triples.
Jarin re-assured the faithful of Mendiola, however, that this wasn’t happening again – twice in a row, at least. As he put it, “But come Tuesday, we’ll be coming in with all guns blazing.”
Nonetheless, the fiery mentor was nothing but thankful that they hold a twice-to-beat advantage. “That’s why you work hard in the eliminations to be in that position,” he said.
He also added, “We’re (in a virtual) 1-1. We’re back to the drawing board.”
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