NCAA: The Knights go where Quinto and Calvo will take them

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 20, 2018 08:20 PM
NCAA: The Knights go where Quinto and Calvo will take them
Bong Quinto and JP Calvo are now in complete control of wherever Letran will go

Colegio de San Juan de Letran has entered the winners’ circle in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Unlike last time, the Knights did not lose a lead in the final frame.

That’s because Bong Quinto and JP Calvo took charge when it mattered most.

Head coach Jeff Napa said that is nothing but a welcome development – especially a week after a collapse cost them their first game. As he put it, “Happy ako sa mga leaders namin kasi nadala nila yung team. Yun lang naman yun.”

For Quinto, that loss was on him and Calvo – and as such, bouncing back from that was on the two of them as well. “Sobrang nakakahiya. Ilang days ding ‘di ako makatulog after ng game na yun,” he shared.

He then continued, “Siguro nga, dapat yung maturity namin dapat lumabas e. Lalong-lalo na kami ni Calvo kasi sobrang daming experience na naming pinagdaanan tapos matatalo kami nang ganun?”

With Letran rejiggered for more than a playoff push, much is expected from its graduating stars. “Coming from the loss, in-address namin talaga yung mga dapat na i-correct namin. Kinausap ko yung dalawang leaders namin at pinakita ko sa kanila yung bigger picture,” Napa said.

He then continued, “Buti naman, yung teammates nila, sumunod din sa kanila.”

The even better news for the faithful over in Intramuros is that their two leaders are far from alone. “Ang maganda dito, nagtutulungan kami. Tinutulungan nila ako kung paano ko sila dalhin so sa dulo, sila rin yung nakakapitan ko,” Calvo expressed.

And with everybody locked in, the Knights can rest assured that their leaders are ready and raring to do their job. “For me lang, laging sa amin (ni JP) mag-uumpisa yun. Kami at kami rin ang makakahatak sa kanila,” Quinto said.

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