NCAA: Robert Bolick just 'manhandled' St. Benilde -- TY Tang
Philip Matel on Jul 24, 2018 08:32 PM
CSB head coach TY Tang said that playing like what his team did was not the proper way in facing the two-time defending champions, as they lost suddenly their 'grit and grind'. (FILE PHOTO)
CSB Blazers head coach TY Tang could not help but marvel at Robert Bolick's 26-point performance against his team that led to their opponents getting their second win of the season.
The Collegiate Player of the Year scored eight straight in the decisive 17-0 run that turned the tide in favor of the Red Lions, in a game wherein they trailed by as many as 12 points.
"The second half, he just manhandled us. He figured out a way to win. That's how champions are. I couldn't say anything less for that guy," the tactician said after the game.
Tang meanwhile praised his upstart team for 'fairly playing well', but lamented his wards' inconsistencies, which comes with a young team. Although faced with the lack of maturity, the former pro sees the Blazers' upside and potential character-building for the future.
"We had the grit going on, we had the courage to fight with them. But all of a sudden, just because, they had a run, we kinda like let of of that, and for a time, we doubted ourselves if we can."
Tang also added that playing like his team did was not the proper way in facing the two-time defending champions, as they lost suddenly their 'grit and grind'.
As they face winless JRU on Tuesday, he expects the Heavy Bombers to have their guns blazing from the get-go, but hopes to hold the fort strong against their opponents.
"It's up to us to prepare for that, I think. We have a week also to prepare, and hopefully we learn from the mistakes we have here, use it as an experience and bounce back on the next game. "
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