UAAP: Nic Cabañero hopes UST’s breakthrough results in extra wins

UST’s Nic Cabañero.–UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — After lastly ending the College of Santo Tomas’ longest dropping streak in historical past, Nic Cabañero and the Growling Tigers are decided to get extra wins within the second spherical of the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match.

Cabañero, who couldn’t cover his frustration when UST suffered its nineteenth straight loss after getting blown out by Ateneo final Wednesday, stayed true to his promise to maintain working till he lastly delivered a win for his college.

The third-year swingman led UST to an elusive win on Sunday on the expense of Far Japanese College after pouring in 23 factors  previous Far Japanese College at Mall of Asia Enviornment.



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“I’m so comfortable and I’ve the identical feeling as Christian [Manaytay], we’re overwhelmed,” mentioned Cabañero in Filipino after a 68-62 win over the Tamaraws. “This can give us confidence going into the following spherical. We’ll be comfortable to finish the primary spherical with a win, However we’re gonna work tomorrow once more and we’ll proceed to point out Satisfaction, Puso, Palaban.”

“It’s been a very long time since we received a recreation. We would have liked to really feel the satisfaction of getting a win. I do hope we are able to proceed this within the second spherical,” he added.

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Nic Cabañero.–UAAP PHOTO

Cabañero credited his teammates for holding the fort and shutting out the sport within the ultimate body after FEU hounded him.

“Credit score to our teammates as a result of we proceed to belief one another and our coaches who didn’t cease supporting us. That they had sleepless nights simply to be there for us. Thanks, Coach Pido, Coach Japs, and to all coaches and administration,” he mentioned.

Christian Manaytay, who posted a double-double of 10 factors and 11 rebounds, was emotional after the Tigers improved to 1-6 file to finish the primary spherical regardless of lacking their international student-athlete Adama Faye as a consequence of a again harm.

“We actually wanted to step up as a result of we don’t have our import. Credit score to our different bigs Echo [Laure], [Angelo] Crisostomo, and [Thirdy] Esmena as a result of throughout follow we push one another,” Manaytay mentioned in Filipino. “We’re the remaining bigs right here so we’ve got to hold on, depend on one another, and carry on preventing.”

Manaytay feels that this much-needed win will lastly mild the fireplace underneath the Tigers to get extra wins within the second spherical.

“I really feel that we would have liked this win to uplift us in our subsequent video games. This can enhance our confidence. We’re very grateful to the group, coaches, managers, and particularly the UST neighborhood for his or her endless help,” he mentioned.


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