UAAP: Ahanmisi, Adamson even hungrier after falling to 0-7 vs La Salle

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 13, 2018 08:16 PM
UAAP: Adamson even hungrier after falling to 0-7 vs La Salle
Jerrick Ahanmisi and Adamson will have to wait until the next round to get another shot at La Salle

Ever since Franz Pumaren took the reins in Adamson University in 2016, they have not beaten De La Salle University.

Nothing has changed now in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament as the Soaring Falcons fell to the Green Archers in overtime on Saturday.

With the win, La Salle remains undefeated up against Pumaren-coached Adamson – that’s seven straight wins since 2016.

For team captain Sean Manganti, nobody’s to blame for this latest loss but themselves. “We really shot ourselves in the foot. We lost that game,” he told reporters post-game.

He then continued, “La Salle didn’t beat us. We beat ourselves.”

Indeed, the Soaring Falcons were up by five inside the last three minutes of the fourth quarter only to allow Santi Santillan’s triple to jolt life back into the Green Archers who would never relinquish that newfound momentum until the final buzzer.

Top gun Jerrick Ahanmisi could only agree. “It was a tough game to lose for us. I think there’s a lot of stuff in the game that we did that were wrong,” he said.

He then continued, “We should’ve won, obviously, but, it was just little mistakes that we made toward the end that we shouldn’t have made.”

With that, Ahanmisi and Manganti would have to wait until the second round to get another shot at finally getting the Green Archers monkey off their backs.

“I just wanna beat them next time we play them,” Ahanmisi said. “We’re just gonna prepare for it and gonna do everything we can to beat them next round.”

Manganti only seconded the sentiment. “I wanna beat them so bad – they’re number one on my list, I think they know that. This one hurts, but the only positive that came out is it’s only the first round,” he expressed.


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