Tamaraws Dennison and Arong: ‘Binigay namin lahat para manalo’
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 01, 2016 03:33 PM
BEEN BRAVE. Ron Dennison, Monbert Arong, and the rest of FEU have no regrets, knowing they left their all on the court.
Far Eastern University is no longer the champion in UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament.
But, without a doubt, it wasn’t for a lack of trying.
In a matchup that featured nine deadlocks, 21 lead changes, and an extra period last Wednesday, it was Isaac Go’s follow-up of a miss by teammate Matt Nieto that proved to be the difference for Ateneo de Manila University.
The Tamaraws still had a shot in the dying seconds and the ball found the bottom of the net, but replay reviews showed it left Ron Dennison’s hand a little too late.
And so, the final score read 69-68 in favor of Ateneo.
The dying seconds went by so fast that most of us would need replay reviews to make sense of things. Being in the middle of it all gave Dennison a different perspective, however, and he shared, “Nung time na yun, inisip ko na lang kay God na kung para sa amin, sa amin talaga. E ‘di umabot sa time, so yun, wala.”
With just a little bit more time, FEU could have extended their reign a little bit longer. It wasn’t meant to be, however, and Dennison was not one to hide his disappointment in saying, “Ang bigat. Kasi yung feeling na binigay mo lahat na manalo lang yung team para maging successful.”
He was also quick to add, however, “Pero thankful pa rin ako kay God na ni-bless pa rin niya kami.”
Monbert Arong shared the sentiments of his teammate. As he put it, “Nakulangan lang talaga ng oras, pero despite sa loss namin, masaya pa rin kami kasi binigay namin yung best namin. Lahat kami sobrang tuwa na kahit talo kami, nandun pa rin kami sa game.”
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