The 3rd quarter was just terrible. So many missed opportunities! Especially the free throws!
I was with my good friend and blockmate Mich and we were just so sad with the way the game was going. Paul Sanga was killing us!!!
So we decided to go down to Eagles bar since it opens at 6pm. (Start of the 4th quarter) It was just us watching. I don't know how it happened, but slowly and surely, Ateneo converted with great plays! Jainamite scored HUGE in the 4th and I have to admit I loved the shotgun antics celebration he did. Hahaha.
It was a squeaker of a ball game. Down to the final seconds. Reil Cervantes missed the 2nd and crucial free throw. Ateneo then got the rebound to hold on to victory!
I gotta hand it to Nonoy Baclao. 12pts. 17reb. 3blk. 2stl. Now those are awesome stats!
So it'll be against UST this coming Sunday. If Ateneo wins, they get to defend the crown!!! Sigh... I really do hope for a back2back (sorry to the non-Ateneo fans but I'm a true blue).
What I liked about the game was the never say die attitude! I have to give it to the pocket rocket, Eman Monfort. The guy's got heart!
There were times a few years back wherein the Hail Mary Squad lost it's attitude. I think they were too pampered. But it's different now. Blue Eagles got heart!
The biggest factor in the next games will be Ryan Buenafe. I know he'll step up. He has to explode again sooner or later.
Go Ateneo! One Big Fight! =)