ATENEO – The Ateneo defense, although very effective during the last seven minutes of the game still had a lot of loopholes, Ryan Buenafe for one doesn’t play defense. Maui Villanueva scored four points, his first field goal was an unmolested undergoal shot, his second was an uncontested jumper and Ryan was guarding him. How many open shots did Ateneo give? LA Revilla was open and he sank a three, same with Simon Atkins and James Mangahas. Consistency wins games and I hope with a couple of games the Blue Eagles can address their inconsistency with their defense.
FLYSWATTER is his middle name. Rico Maierhofer came into the game with confidence brimming in his smile. After a few plays Rico goes into the lane and gets swatted away. In what can be described as the defensive play of the game with the score tied at 71-all, Nonoy reacts right away when he saw PJ Walsham open and about to score two points and give DLSU the lead– BAM! The points were never scored and the ball was recovered in the bleachers section. Almost everyone thinks twice when confronted with the flyswatter!
ON THE ROOKIES
I love the way he plays. He is a sound defender and I like the way he takes the ball to the whole. He will still fight for some playing time but I believe his time will come. I hope this guy will mature ripely.
JOSHUA WEBB – I watched him play while he was still in DLS-Z and his energy is infectious that it rubbed off his teammates. He leaps like Rico and has a strong move to the basket. Has good timing with his jump and is fit for DLSU’s type of play and defensive system. He is not your average go to guy but will score and more importantly defend well when challenged.
… I believe that the two Technical fouls were uncalled for.
….Ateneo only sank one three pointer and that was in the first few minutes of the game. So what happened to Jai Reyes, Kirk Long and shall we say Chris Tiu?
...Pop Quiz…How many pounds did Jobe Nkemakolam lose?
….Did I remember it right, Chris Tiu’s three-pointer in the first few minutes of the game was the only three-pointer we made? Some light on this please.
... I hope Jai Reyes and Kirk Long will both bounce back from their sub par shooting game.
…Congrats Coach Norman, at least we are winning … I hope the team becomes more consistent in the other games that they will play. Whatever happens I will always BET ON BLACK!!!
But then again that’s just me.