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Valuable Momowei of UE. PHOTO BY MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Going into the second spherical, College of the East ranked sixth amongst groups in assists.

Coach Jack Santiago knew his workforce was much better than that.

Heading into Saturday’s match towards a hapless College of Santo Tomas weighed down by a five-game shedding streak, Santiago discovered the proper alternative to drill in a much-needed message because the Warriors appeared to resuscitate a gasping Remaining 4 bid within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match.

“For those who enter our dugout, you will note there [written] the large phrase ‘workforce work.’ And I believe I defined it very nicely to the [Red Warriors] earlier that we’re struggling as a result of we misplaced our additional passes,” Santiago mentioned. He did.

The Warriors, who averaged a shade beneath 16 assists per recreation within the first spherical, dished out 29 on Saturday to tear the Tigers, 86-73, at Mall of Asia Area.

“We watched spliced movies that confirmed us our pressured photographs within the earlier video games and we appeared unhealthy. We additionally noticed video games whereby we reached three or 4 passes [to find the best shot] and we appeared good doing that,” Santiago went on as UE improved to 3-6 to stay simply above the Tigers.

High contributors

The highest contributors of UE made certain they did their share in passing the ball: Valuable Momowei had 5 assists to go along with his team-highs 17 factors and 18 rebounds. Abdul Sawat, who set the tone for UE with 15 of his 17 factors within the first half, additionally had 5 assists to go along with his 4 rebounds. Noy Remogat had eight assists to spotlight an all-around recreation that included 9 factors and 7 rebounds, Jack Dumont-Cruz solely scored 5 factors however he had seven dimes.

“After we transfer the ball, it makes us look undefeated,” mentioned rookie Ethan Galang, who was born of Filipino dad and mom however was raised from Los Angeles, California. Galang scored 11 factors in simply 10 minutes of enjoying time. “My teammates made me look good, setting me up in the correct place.”

“The boys adopted directions. We got here out very sturdy within the first quarter after which we shared the ball [that gave us] good outcomes,” mentioned Santiago.

The Tigers are nonetheless lacking the providers of Adama Faye and sunk deeper, 1-8 (win-loss). UST has now misplaced 21 of its final 22 video games relationship again to final season.

Migs Pangilinan led the Tigers with 20 factors, 17 coming within the first half. Nic Cabañero had 18 factors and 6 rebounds, whereas Ivanne Calum added 11 factors.

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“[The win] was essential for us, particularly that we’re on the shedding [streak]. Their morale has already been low so this win towards UST is a giant assist for the workforce,” Santiago mentioned as UE braces for its encounter towards the Tamaraws on Nov. 5 after a weeklong break.

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