Blue Eagles postpone practice to show support for Eaglets

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 23, 2018 08:24 PM
Blue Eagles postpone practice to show support for Eaglets
Nieto twins Matt and Mike and Isaac Go were just some of the Blue Eagles who were present at the venue cheering for the Blue Eaglets

The Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles were all ready and raring for Game 1 of the Finals.

But no, they weren’t going to play.

Instead, the UAAP Seniors champions were at the Filoil Flying V Centre on Friday to show support for the Blue Eaglets who were gunning for the Juniors title.

As it turns out, Seniors head coach Tab Baldwin really made it a point for his boys to cheer for their Juniors team. “Instead na ginawa ng practice session today, ginawa (ni coach Tab) na team support. It’s our time to show support to our younger brothers kaya complete kami rito,” Mike Nieto shared.

Indeed, except for some players who had class, the Blue Eagles were out in full force to rally behind the Blue Eaglets.

“Ateneo pa rin ‘to and whether grade school, high school, or college, we support each other. It’s our turn to give back to them,” Matt Nieto said.

Fortunately for Katipunan, their high school team did not let their college team down.

Towering teen Kai Sotto made history with a triple-double, court general SJ Belangel was his usual steady self, and Ateneo took Game 1 in dominant fashion.

And for Game 2, their kuyas are hoping they could be there once again to show support. Asked if they will be back on Tuesday, Mike Nieto answered, “Actually, ‘di pa namin alam, pero I’ll talk to coach Tab kung pwede ulit sana.”

He then continued, “Swerte e, nanalo. Hopefully, makanood kami ulit ng Tuesday.”

So… Ball’s in your court, coach Tab.

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