Gican says Altas still blessed for taking one from Red Lions

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 05, 2016 08:57 PM
Gican says Altas still blessed for taking one from Red Lions
LUCKY. Perpetual's season may be over, but they still say they overachieved.

University of Perpetual Help fell short in recapturing the magic that stretched their semifinals series against San Beda College last Friday.

Defeated by 15 points, the Altas’ bowed out of contention in the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Essentially losing the game in just the second quarter, what was once a feel-good campaign by the Las Pinas-based squad wound up with a whimper. “Kinapos. Mas marami silang nai-shoot kaysa sa amin. Ganun kasimple,” coach Jimwell Gican said.

Still, the mere fact that Perpetual was in the Final Four is already an accomplishment – if the first-year mentor is to be believed. “’Di namin in-expect itong ganitong sitwasyon. Akala rin namin, ‘di kami makakapasok sa top four,” he said.

He then continued, “We’re so blessed na nakarating kami rito at nanalo pa kami ng isa.”

Gican then went on to mention the fact that Perpetual lost not only former league MVP Scottie Thompson, but also legendary head coach Aric del Rosario. “’Di naman overnight lang tapos magaling ka na,” he said.

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