MANILA, Philippines—A motivated Nationwide College bounced again in an enormous approach and blew out College of Santo Tomas, 87-69, within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event at Mall of Asia Enviornment on Wednesday.
In keeping with Jolo Manansala, who completed with 13 factors and 4 rebounds, coach Jeff Napa’s anger in direction of them after their loss to the University of the Philippines fueled them to play higher towards the Growling Tigers.
“We stayed [after practice], however he actually didn’t discuss to us so all of us thought to speak after our loss to UP as a result of it was heavy. Final evening, all of us ate and had an open discussion board about how we must always play like we did towards Ateneo,” mentioned Manansala in Filipino.
“All we thought of is to only play. We must always simply get pleasure from it as a result of that’s what was lacking in our final video games, our enjoyment.”
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The Bulldogs, who improved to 3-1, blew UST out of the water within the first quarter alone after a dominant 30-14 opening body. They led by as many as 28.
Since then, NU by no means regarded again to deal the Growling Tigers their fourth loss in as many video games.
Mike Malonzo contributed large for the Bulldogs with 14 factors and 6 rebounds whereas Jake Figueroa and Steve Nash Enriquez additionally chipped in 11 and 10 markers, respectively, within the win.
Christian Manaytay’s close to double-double effort of 18 factors and 9 boards was put to waste whereas Nic Cabañero scored 16 markers in a shedding effort.