PBA: Perez-led Dyip get things done in endgame for the win
Paul Lintag on Oct 02, 2019 07:49 PM
After Perez provided the initial spark, it was a team effort on the part of Columbian to preserve the victory over the Batang Pier. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Columbian didn’t exactly have an inspiring start Wednesday against Northport in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.
The Dyip gave up 60 points to the Batang Pier, 30 each during the first two quarters.
Head coach Johnedel Cardel wasn’t pleased.
“I told my boys, "What happened? What happened to our practice? What happened to our tendencies, our defense, nawala?" Bolick's going right because he had a strong right, sabi ko, "Niloloko niyo ba ako?’” Cardel said.
“Sabi ko we have 24 more minutes, swing our ball, patience,” he added.
Columbian responded in the second half, turning around to score a 114-108 win.
The big run came in the third period when CJ Perez scored 16 of the team’s 38 total points as the Dyip finally took the lead.
After Perez provided the initial spark, it was a team effort on the part of Columbian to preserve the victory.
“CJ had a good game, extra effort from Celda, everybody. Eric Camson with a crucial shot from three, that's why we stayed with the lead,” Cardel said.
“This time at least going into the last part, into the fourth quarter, we sustained even if we had errors. We didn't give up, that's the bottomline there,” he added.
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