UAAP 81: Ateneo beating fueled La Salle's prep for AdU

Paul Lintag on Oct 13, 2018 07:38 PM
UAAP 81: Ateneo beating fueled La Salle's prep for AdU
The Green Archers spent a whole week trying to pinpoint what went south against the Blue Eagles and they wanted to make sure those lapses were corrected for their game against the Adamson Falcons.

After taking a sound beating at the hands of rival Ateneo, De La Salle University spent the whole week contemplating on what they did wrong.

The Green Archers spent a whole week trying to pinpoint what went south against the Blue Eagles and they wanted to make sure those lapses were corrected for their game against the Adamson Falcons.

Because while the opportunity to learn is always present, there are Final Four spots to win and already in the middle of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament, there's little room to just only learn.

One has to win and the Green Archers did just that Saturday at the MOA Arena to end round one of the elimination round.

La Salle forced overtime and took down no. 1 Adamson in extra session, improving to 4-3 and grabbing solo fourth in the standings halfway through the season.

"Buong linggo after that loss to Ateneo, what we did was talagang back to basics kami," head coach Louie Gonzalez said.

"Learning from the Ateneo game, dapat ma-correct kaagad namin. This is end of the first round, we should be competing already, the learning is there pero nasa gitna na kami, dapat lumalaban na kami talaga," he added.

Despite beating Adamson, 79-78, Gonzalez admits that the Green Archers still had their low moments in the game.

But he just credited those mistakes to the Falcons' style of play where they will still force errors regardless of your preparation.

"Good thing dito sa game na ito nandun hanggang sa huli. Alam ko may glitches pero ayun yung ano pag Adamson kalaban mo eh," Gonzalez said.

"They [Falcons] will push you to the limit, they will get to your head. Blink of an eye, kung mawala yung mental toughness mo, babalik at babalik sila sa game. Buti na lang nanalo," he added.

 


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