Nabor admits being sad about not winning the Best Setter award
Mark Escarlote on Sep 15, 2016 12:33 AM
Nag-assume po ako (na mananalo) pero hindi ‘yung sobrang assume -- NU setter Jasmine Nabor
National University playmaker Jasmine Nabor was quick to admit that she felt a little sting not hearing her name called for the Best Setter award.
“Nalungkot po ako,” she said after veteran Jia Morado of Ateneo de Manila edged the incoming sophomore for the award.
“Nag-assume po ako (na mananalo) pero hindi ‘yung sobrang assume,” she said in a child-like manner that drew laughter among a group of reporters inside the press room during the postgame interview. “E kasi po di ba parang since Game 1 (Day 1) parang ako po ang parating nasa rank 1.”
Nabor may have lost an individual recognition but gained a lot more after leading the Lady Bulldogs to a repeat title by outlasting the Lady Eagles, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 21-25, 15-4, in Game 2 of the 13th V-League Collegiate Conference to complete the best-of-three series sweep Wednesday night at the PhilSports Arena.
Up until the quarterfinals statistics Nabor averaged 12.76 excellent sets per frame compared to Morado’s 12.58 per set.
“Pero siyempre po hindi po ako nag-focus doon kasi hindi ko naman kailangan ang individual award, ang kailangan ko po ay team award,” said Nabor.
Nabor made it her night as she pounded the championship-clinching kill to end the almost two-hour match before eventually lifting the Finals Most Valuable Player award.
She averaged 8.4 excellent sets per frame and 10 points per game in the championship series.
“Pinokus ko po sa utak ko na wala lang sa akin ‘yun (matalo sa Best Setter) kasi gusto ko po na mag-champion kami and lahat po kami magiging masaya sa award namin,” she added.
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