Redemption for coach Jamike and the Red Lions
Paul Lintag on Oct 11, 2016 08:38 PM
The Red Lions celebrate Season 92, a year after a painful end to their Season 91 campaign.
After losing the Season 91 Finals is such painful fashion, winning Season 92 was all about redemption for San Beda head coach Jamike Jarin.
The loss to Letran last year only made the Red Lions stronger.
And it showed against the Arellano Chiefs as San Beda took home its 20th title after a convincing sweep.
"Letran had their time last year and we have our time this year. It doesn't really break you when things like that happen to you, it makes you stronger," Jarin said after the Red Lions wrapped up Season 92 Tuesday at the MOA Arena.
Winning his first-ever championship in the oldest collegiate tournament in the country, Jarin also took pleasure in silencing his critics this year.
Of course, he also dedicated the win to the San Beda faithful who he felt he let down after last season's crushing defeat.
"Nobody likes to lose di ba, so my apologies to all those alumni, people that were heartbroken last year. This is dedicated to them. Everybody here wants to win, but there are times that you end up on the losing end, sabi nga nila it's not how many times you fell down, it's how you get up," Jarin said.
"And we got up," he added.
With the championship monkey off his back, Jarin and the Red Lions now set their sights on starting another championship streak.
However, they will enjoy this one first.
"Coming from a heartbreaking loss last year and winning it this year for your alma mater, it really feels good to win," Jarin said.
"We're gonna plan it. We're gonna make a run at it, we're gonna make another run for Season 93," he added.
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