FEU's ill-fated final play was not intended for Monbert Arong
Paul Lintag on Nov 06, 2016 04:45 PM
"Actually hindi sakin yung play na yun eh." --- Monbert Arong.
During FEU's ill-fated final play against Adamson Sunday, the ball went to Monbert Arong as the Tamaraws tried to go for a game-winner with 3.8 seconds to go.
The ball was supposed to go to FEU captain Raymar Jose.
With the game on the line, Arong ended up with a travelling violation and FEU lost it's seven-game winning streak and a chance for the top overall seed.
"Actually hindi sakin yung play na yun eh," Arong later revealed after the Tamaraws dropped a close 59-61 decision. "Para kay Jose yung play na yun, na-bakante lang talaga ako."
With their original play broken, Arong was an easy victim to the Falcons' tenacious trapping defense, forcing the turnover and taking the win.
"Ayun nag-collaps sakin yung depensa, pasa ko na lang. Yun yung tendency eh, na-travel tuloy," Arong added who earlier made a game-winner to beat National University in the first round.
Dropping to 8-3 with a tough schedule ahead, Arong is taking the defeat as a positive, saying that it should set up the defending champs to a bounce back and seal the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs.
"Ganun talaga, hindi ko masabi rin na ganun mangyayari eh. Siguro yun ang plano ni Lord para samin na matalo this game para makabawi kami," he expressed.
"Sunud-sunod game namin eh, kailangan namin ng focus," Arong added.
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