Ahanmisi, Adamson far from satisfied with revenge on UP
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 03, 2019 03:46 PM
Jerrick Ahanmisi and Adamson snapped a two-game losing skid against UP
Adamson University’s campaign in the UAAP 81 3x3 Tournament didn’t go the way they wanted it to go.
Top gun Jerrick Ahanmisi said so himself. “It didn’t go as planned,” he told reporters as they wrapped up their assignments by going 2-4 on Saturday and Sunday at the Ayala Malls Feliz in Pasig.
Still, they bowed out of the tournament with a bang, downing highly touted University of the Philippines, 13-11. “I’ve been waiting for this for quite some time, honestly,” Ahanmisi said afterward.
Of course, the win had much more meaning for the Soaring Falcons as it was the third-seeded Fighting Maroons who booted them, second-seeded and twice-to-beat, out of the Men’s Basketball Tournament last year. “Definitely had a bit more energy for this game,” their main man said.
He then continued, “A little bit of revenge, but not whole yet.”
Though their 3x3 campaign is over and done with, Adamson remains upbeat about their chances for the next season. As Ahanmisi put it, “Next season, we’ll be more prepared.”
Without a doubt, that all begins with the incoming fourth-year swingman.
And with Sean Manganti now graduated, the burden of leadership is now on Ahanmisi’s shoulders.
The good news for the faithful over at San Marcelino is he’s nothing but raring and ready for it. “I’m really prepared. The coaches taught me well to lead the group to where we could go this season,” he said.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.