WATCH: Emotional Arong addresses teammates after heartbreaking loss to Ateneo
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 30, 2016 07:20 PM
"Stand tall and be proud," --- FEU coach Nash Racela.
If there's any word that could best describe FEU's 69-68 loss to Ateneo in the hard-fought Final Four series, it would be heartbreaking.
After surviving Ateneo in Game 1, FEU proved once again that they won't go down without a fight, coming up miliseconds short of a second-straight Finals appearance.
And nothing could encapsulate the loss better than FEU guard Monbert Arong's emotional locker room talk addressed to his teammates.
"Salamat sa tiwala. Madami ako natutunan" - Monbert Arong 😭💚💛 pic.twitter.com/5nXNj5VlrO— Ganiel Krishnan (@KrishnanGaniel) November 30, 2016
Arong has been a steady offensive provider for the Tamaraws all season, and was a strong presence for the defending champions throughout the series.
And if there's anything positive for the Tamaraws to take away from the loss , it's that coach Nash Racela, who will leave FEU for Talk N Text after this season, knows there's nothing to be ashamed of:
"Stand tall and Be proud" - Coach nash 💛💚— Ganiel Krishnan (@KrishnanGaniel) November 30, 2016