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i agree tallo shouldn't be blame for the loss. he's a rookie and expected to have rookie mistakes. let's give the kid some slack.
what i would like tallo to do is to lessen his antics. bawas ng konti sa yabang at pag-show off. at one point, i saw him giving romeo a mutombo-like finger swagging.
there's a thin line between swagger and yabang and he should not flirt with it especially when the game is on the line or still within the opponents' reach.
konting swagger is fine, to take psychological advantage over your opponent. but don't do it unless it is safe to do so.
AH! AH! AH! AH! AH!
I also agree that the archers should fix their freethrow shooting before it's too late.
tagal ng problema ito. ilang seasons na. all the while, i thought naayos na nila. last season medyo decent na...anyare ngayong season?
AH! AH! AH! AH! AH!
Tallo should realize that street basketball won't work in the UAAP. He's good but his fancy shots are costing the team a lot. Pero ganyan talaga yan. Learning experience.
Tamaraws win in nail-biter over Archers
For the second time in a row, FEU wins despite a last-ditch effort from the opposing team.
Guard Michael Tolomia nailed a game-defining step-back jumper with just 46.7 seconds remaining in the 4th to beat the Green Archers who played without Luigi De La Paz and LA Revilla. FEU won in a low-scoring game at 48-46
Tolomia's jumper broke the tie between the two teams, giving them a 2-point buffer with under a minute remaining in the 4th Quarter. The Tamaraws all held their breaths as they watched DLSU's Almond Vosotros attempt a 3-pointer in the game's closing seconds, only to see the ball bounce off the rim.
Only FEU guard Terence Romeo was able to finish the game with double digits in points. RR Garcia struggled for 33 minutes with a mere 6 points out of 12 attempts but had 4 assists and 4 rebounds. Tolomia and Anthony Hargrove added 7 points each for the Tamaraws. Tolomia was perfect with 3-of-3 at the 2-point field with 2 assists to top it off. Anthony hargrove on the other hand added six rebounds and 3 blocks to his 7-point performance.
Almond Vosotros, Yutien Andrada, Jovet Mendoza and Norbert Torres added 8 points each for the Green Archers .
When asked about their victory, FEU coach Bert Flores simply said with a wry smile, "Naka-chamba kame ulit."
FEU 48 – Romeo 10, Tolomia 7, Hargrove 7, Pogoy 6, Garcia 6, A. Bringas 5, Cruz 4, Belo 3, Mendoza 0, Escoto 0, M. Bringas 0.
DLSU 46 – Andrada 8, Vosotros 8, Mendoza 8, N. Torres 8, Teng 6, Tallo 4, Van Opstal 2, Tampus 2, T. Torres 0, Webb 0, Manguerra 0.
Quarterscores: 15-11, 23-26, 35-34, 48-46
Check out the photos of the game here.
The Games That Play Us: Be Like Mike
FEU TAMARAWS over DLSU GREEN ARCHERS, 48-46
Cris Michael Tolomia is clutch.
And now a good number of kids who saw him sink the DLSU Green Archers probably want to be like him, or, at least, shoot like him.
The shot he made that finalized the result is the sort of shot any young basketball-toting kid practices in school during PE class, on the streets during summer, or at the village court every afternoon. And, at least to me, what makes Tolomia’s shot even more special is because it came from a source relatively under-the-radar in FEU’s whole scheme of things.
You see, coach Bert Flores has the luxury of having two of the highest-scoring guards in amateur basketball – RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo. UST knows all too well how Garcia can light up the scoreboard, and, well, Romeo isn’t exactly the shy-type when it comes to hoisting the rock. Aside from those two, of course, the Tams also have newcomer Anthony Hargrove down low. Hargrove, in only his second UAAP game, already seems to be better at some aspects than his predecessor, Aldrech Ramos. Defensively, they’re pretty much the same. They have great timing and length when blocking shots, and they clean glass really well. On offense, however, there is a stark difference. Whereas Ramos is content to wait for the put-back or settle for the mid-range J, Hargrove lives and breathes on the low block. In many ways, this is exactly what FEU needs. So lucky is Coach Flores that he can allow his opponents to just pick their poison.
What happens, though, when his big guns don’t click, like what almost happened here? Both Garcia and Romeo struggled with their shots, combining for just 6-of-28 from the field. The problem isn’t really that they made only 6 shots, but more how, again, Romeo took more shots than RR. Yes, perhaps we can give a ton of credit to Jed Manguera’s leech-like D on Garcia, but even then, one has to wonder why Romeo ends up with the bulk of the surplus shots. I’d much rather have them dump it down low to Hargrove, who shot 3-of-3 from the floor, and have him gobble up the opposing frontline. By the way, just 3 shots for Hargrove? And 8 shots for Arvie Bringas? Travesty. Arvie isn’t exactly the worst big man in the league, but no way he’s higher than Hargrove on the shot pyramid.
Shots weren’t exactly falling on the other end of the floor, too. The Tams converted a paltry 30% of their attempts, but the Archers were even worse, making just 28% of their field goals. The main culprits here are, ironically, two of DLSU’s top scorers (over their first two games) – Norbet Torres and Jeron Teng. Both guys paired up for just 2 points in the second half, and they shot just 5-of-24 overall. Torres rediscovered his love for anything beyond 15 feet, while Teng drove to the hole with a little too much reckless abandon.
Of course, DLSU’s offensive woes were also bcause of LA Revilla’s absence. Reports came in about the wily PG struggling with tendinitis, and the Greenies really missed him. There wasn’t anyone able to drive-and-draw like he did – Mac Tallo was all too happy dribbling the time away, while Almond Vosotros looks to have morphed into a shoot-first type of guard. Both guys dished out a combined 3 assists. Curiously enough, also absent was Luigi dela Paz. I certainly think DLSU could’ve used his speed and shooting, but he was benched instead. In contrast, Manguera played a whopping 19 minutes. He WAS able to contain RR, but his team paid for it by sacrificing offensive potency. Since this game ended up in the L column for La Salle, I’m not sure if coach Gee Abanilla will be favoring this tactic in their next encounter.
All in all, both teams struggled in this game, and it showed. Romeo was the only guy who scored in double-figures with 10 (I hope that doesn’t give him confidence to continue having more attempts than RR in their next few games), while four guys ended with only 8 markers each for DLSU. Collectively, both teams shot under 30% from the floor and only 55% from the stripe.
There was one guy, though, who didn’t struggle too much. This relatively unheralded guy made all his shots from the 2-point area, including the biggest of the game. He made the shot most kids practice and dream of making. His shot won the game and propelled FEU to solo first in the standings. His name is Mike, and I wouldn’t mind being like him.
FEU 48 – Romeo 10, Tolomia 7, Hargrove 7, Pogoy 6, Garcia 6, Bringas A 5, Cruz 4, Belo 3, Mendoza 0, Escoto 0, Bringas M 0
DLSU 46 – Andrada 8, Vosotros 8, Mendoza 8, Torres N 8, Teng 6, Tallo 4, Van Opstal 2, Tampus 2, Torres T 0, Webb 0, Manguera 0
QS: 15-11, 23-26, 35-34, 48-46
Yutien Andrada (DLSU) – 8pts, 7rebs, 3blks
Anthony Hargrove (FEU) – 7pts, 6rebs, 3blks
Norbert Torres (DLSU) - 8pts, 12rebs, 3blks
Tallo should not be blamed? But who would be then?
He maybe a rookie but his lack of confidence and slow decision making cost them a game that could have boost their morale as a team and could have changed their mindset going on to their next assignments all throughout the first round not to mention it could have been a big confidence booster going up against their nemesis this Sunday. SAYANG!
Some few observations though:
They are very weak in their perimeter shooting. No one seems to have the guts to take a shot outside the paint and they've been looking to push inside 90% of the time and with the zone D being employed, bang, checkmate. The score maybe close but it wasn't like the team was playing against an A-game of the Tamaraws.
Free throw shooting was horrible. A nightmare for the Archers. They should spend a whole day of shooting free throws if they insist on their inside game. Anything else then follows.
Tallo and Teng got the potentials. Just a little more time and they'll be fine. Just couldn't get enough of the eternal 5 seconds wasted by Tallo before eventually losing the game just looking for someone to pass the ball to, hahah, very rookie nerves.
Had De La Paz been around, the game would have been entirely different. I think of all the boys form the Taft, he has the most legitimate perimeter shooting skills and guts. As for the rest of the Archers, well am just missing the 2000-2006 era looking at them, nawala ang angas and I must say the talent as well.
Naipasok ba si Papot sa game? And Yutien , one of the rare dependable players of La Salle.
Congrats to FEU. Bawi tayo against Ateneo this sunday.
Keep the Faith.
Animo La Salle!!!
So sinu panalo? Di ba halftime pa lang?
Oh wait, tapos na pala lol