Injured Sarr says Adamson ‘supposed to beat’ Ateneo

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 09, 2017 08:56 PM
Injured Sarr says Adamson ‘supposed to beat’ Ateneo
FALCON DOWN. Papi Sarr hopes to play in Adamson's next assignment.

Adamson University was at the wrong end of a 20-point beatdown by Ateneo de Manila University on Saturday.

And the absence of their man in the middle was, without a doubt, felt all over.

Behind Nigerian Chibueze Ikeh, the Blue Eagles dominated in total rebounds, 60-35; in offensive rebounds, 29-13; and second chance points, 29-6.

No one from Soaring Falcons Kristian Bernardo, Tyrus Hill, and Sean Manganti were able to stand up to Ateneo’s big man.

The only player who could have was in street clothes.

Papi Sarr was ruled out of the game after having suffered a groin injury a couple of days ago.

More than pain from the injury, seeing his squad struggle was more agonizing for the Cameroonian. As he put it, “I was really frustrated seeing my team go down against Ateneo. We were supposed to beat them.”

He then continued, “I didn’t see anything new with (Ateneo), but it’s okay, it’s part of the game.”

With the sorry loss, Sarr is only even more determined to return to action. “Hopefully, I’ll get better next game so I can help the team,” he said.

Adamson’s next assignment is up against University of Sto. Tomas on Saturday.

However, their center remains uncertain for that game. “I will ask my doctors first. If they give me clearance to play, I will play,” he shared.

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