NCAA 95: Ginebra’s Tenorio believes Knights have shot at title despite Game 2 collapse
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Nov 16, 2019 12:11 PM
Tenorio, a former San Beda High School star and current assistant coach for Letran, missed Game 2 as his Barangay Ginebra team played Columbian in a crucial game in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. (Photo by Arvin Lim)
Despite blowing a golden opportunity to take the NCAA Season 95 championship in Game 2 of the Finals Friday, LA Tenorio believes that the Letran Knights still have a good shot at winning the whole thing as the series shifts to a deciding Game 3 next week.
Tenorio, a former San Beda High School star and current assistant coach for Letran, missed Game 2 as his Barangay Ginebra team played Columbian in a crucial game in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
After the Gin Kings wrapped up the victory, which allowed them to take a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals, LA talked about the Knights, which were a lay-up away from sweeping San Beda for the title.
“Sayang,” Tenorio said.
“Kaya naman importante talaga manalo ng first game, I expected San Beda to come out a different team. Nilabas nila yung tunay sa San Beda,” he added.
True enough, the champion Red Lions started the game on a 15-0 run and was up 18-3 early.
But the Knights responded with a 31-point third quarter and even led by as many as seven points in the fourth.
“I’m happy lang about our team, we didn’t give up,” Tenorio said.
“I think malaki pa rin chance namin to get this championship. We just have to keep the game close. Mahirap labanan San Beda pag nalamangan ka na,” he added.
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