At one level of regulation, Patrick Yu acquired an earful from Nationwide College (NU) coach Jeff Napa.
“Earlier than time beyond regulation, I acquired scolded by coach as a result of there was one play the place I didn’t shoot the ball and he screamed at me, saying, ‘shoot it, that’s why you’re inside.,’” Yu mentioned.
“[So when] I used to be open, so I shot it.”
And he made these pictures, together with 5 factors in time beyond regulation to assist the Bulldogs flip again La Salle, 80-77, on Sunday within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event at Mall of Asia Enviornment on Sunday.
“That’s what I’ve been telling them: in the event you’re open, don’t even give it some thought, simply shoot,” Napa mentioned.
“All of them [can take the shot] so long as they’ll come clean with it. He (Yu) was put within the scenario the place lots of people had been serving to him to get pictures and he didn’t have the rest to do however shoot it,” he added.
The Bulldogs improved to a 4-1 (win-loss) report with a victory over one of many season favorites, and so they even have Jake Figeroa to thank for pulling them out of impending defeat in regulation.
NU watched as La Salle swallowed a five-point deficit to take a 67-64 lead within the stretch, however Figeroa purchased the Bulldogs an opportunity with a nook triple that tied the rating with 45 seconds left and despatched the match into time beyond regulation. Figeroa completed with 15 factors, 10 rebounds and two steals in a tireless efficiency that noticed him on the ground for many of the recreation.
“I don’t know what I ate earlier as a result of I performed for 37 minutes,” Figeroa mentioned. “I’m grateful for my teammates as a result of they didn’t cease serving to me till the buzzer sounded. I simply actually caught to the function given to me, that’s why we gained.”
“I can’t say something about this child,” Napa mentioned of Figeroa. “[He played] 37 minutes … and he tells me he’ll take a relaxation for only one minute and he’ll return to the sport so I give credit score to him. It’s a very good win for us however we have to shift our focus to [University of the East] immediately.”
The NU battles UE on Wednesday, however this early, the Warriors confirmed what occurs if an opponent takes its foot off the gasoline pedal.
Adamson almost paid dearly for it on Sunday.
The Falcons needed to climate a second half grasp class from the Warriors earlier than rising with a 72-65 win within the different recreation.
“It was a tough win towards UE,” mentioned Adamson coach Nash Racela. “I commend our gamers as a result of they did their half to at the least make it laborious for UE to have open seems.”
The Falcons led by 12 on the half however the Warriors opened the third quarter with 13 straight factors to maintain issues fascinating till the stretch.
Adamson held on for a 3-2 report, dropping UE to 2-3.
La Salle, in the meantime, took its second loss in 5 video games regardless of 25 factors, 9 rebounds and 4 assists from huge man Kevin Quiambao.
The Archers saved the sport tied at 69 earlier than Yu pulled up from past the arc and peeled away for a layup to present NU a pivotal 74-69 lead, 1:51 to play. INQ