UST captain Vigil: ‘In-expect ko nang ‘di ako makalaro’

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 09, 2016 09:03 PM
UST captain Vigil: ‘In-expect ko nang ‘di ako makalaro’
I KNEW IT. Louie Vigil, Kent Lao, Marvin Lee, and Renzo Subido all knew they weren't likely to play.

University of Sto. Tomas team captain Louie Vigil and fellow veteran Kent Lao together with youngsters Marvin Lee and Renzo Subido did not see as much time on the court as they have been used to on Wednesday at the MOA Arena.

None from them started in the Growling Tigers matchup with Adamson University. None from them saw action for all of the first two quarters.

The four of them were finally sent in at the start of the third quarter. In the end, however, Lao only played 20 minutes, Vigil only played 14.5 minutes, Lee only played six minutes, and Subido only played 4.3 minutes.

While none of us expected that, the graduating guard said he already did. “In-expect ko na nga na ‘di ako makalaro, pero binigyan pa rin kami ng chance,” he said.

Vigil refused to divulge details on why their minutes were limited and only described what happened as “miscommunication.”

According to UST coach Boy Sablan, however, what happened was a disciplinary action.

Subido didn’t mince words in expressing his disappointment, but also said he respected Sablan’s decision. “At first, we were frustrated. It’s our last few games in Season 79 and we wanna play and end the season with an impact,” he said.

He then continued, “But it’s coach’s decision so we couldn’t do anything.”

Lee could only agree. “Decision ni coach yun, wala kaming magagawa. Thank you kami na ginamit pa rin kami kahit ganun,” he expressed.

Now, however, the second-year gunner wants nothing more than to put everything behind them. As he put it, “Tapos na rin naman yun. Hindi na naman dapat balikan yun.”

Subido then went on to say that all of them are ready and willing to make it up to their mentor. “We just have to make it up to him. We just have to prove to him that whatever happened won’t happen again,” he said.

Vigil, like any good team captain would, took responsibility for whatever occurred. “Kahit ano namang sabihin ng coach, sorry na lang. I could take all the blame naman,” he said.

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