PBA: Change in approach finally leading to wins for Columbian
Paul Lintag on May 09, 2018 09:39 PM
"Once the conference ended we went to work. Just the hard worn we've been putting in and knowing we don't want a repeat of what happened last conference. We got a lot of pride," --- Rashawn McCarthy.
After its unconventional style didn't necessarily work in the All-Filipino, resulting in a sorry 1-11 record, Columbian made sure to fix some things for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup.
The name change from Kia Picanto to Columbian Dyip was only part of things that needed fixing.
The team's entire mindset and culture needed to change as well.
"It hurt man, last conference was very disappointing," guard Rashawn McCarthy said of the Dyip's Philippine Cup performance.
"Once the conference ended we went to work. Just the hard worn we've been putting in and knowing we don't want a repeat of what happened last conference. We got a lot of pride," he added.
Nearly halfway through their campaign in the Commissioner's Cup, the changes made by the Dyip have been evident.
Following yet another win against Rain or Shine, its only victim in the All-Filipino, Columbian now has a respectable 3-2 record in the conference.
The victory over the Elasto Painters also showed a lot of character for the Dyip, considering they're coming off a 31-point beatdown at the hands of Alaska just last week.
"It's a great way to bounce back knowing how we lost by 31 to Alaska. Great way to bounce back," McCarthy said after scoring 23 points in Columbian's win.
"We just got back playing our basketball the way we played at the begnning of the season. A lot of energy playing together and it really helped us," he added.
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