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UP Preventing Maroons after shedding the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball last in opposition to La Salle. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines —For the second straight yr, the UP Preventing Maroons blew one other Finals sequence result in accept a runner-up end.

This time, they misplaced in Sport 3 to the De La Salle Inexperienced Archers within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match in one other heartbreak that UP coach Goldwin Monteverde hopes they be taught from.

“Typically, even in case you’re hurting, you gotta allow them to know you’re there for them, gotta inform them life goes on. This tough scenario would assist us and put together us for larger issues. I used to be making an attempt to encourage them,” mentioned Monteverde on Wednesday shortly after claiming their silver medal in entrance of 25,192 followers at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

The Preventing Maroons have been scoreless within the final six minutes as Kevin Quiambao lifted the Inexperienced Archers to finish a seven-year title drought. 

Harold Alarcon and Francis Lopez made expensive miscues down the stretch as they couldn’t make the a number of alternatives for UP to attain.

UP coach Goldwin Monteverde within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball finals Sport 3. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

Monteverde understood that it was a part of the sport as they shot 1-of-17 from the three-point line and acquired outrebounded by La Salle, 50-40, or the second straight sport.

“These issues actually occur, the miscues through the sport. For me, they aren’t alleged to occur, nevertheless it occurs to one of the best of us. We have to be taught to not let it occur once more,” he mentioned. “That’s basketball. Typically, there are nights like these.”

Regardless of failing to reclaim the crown anew, the UP coach is assured that Lopez, the Rookie of the Yr, and his fellow newcomers will develop after experiencing their first season.

“The expertise they acquired this yr might be a giant deal, particularly for Francis. Though we all know his capabilities, there’s numerous issues other than expertise and athleticism that he ought to be taught. I knew this season, no matter his greatest is, he gave to the workforce. He’s been large,” Monteverde mentioned. “And for the (different) younger guys, this sort of expertise, in a means, they need to know what it takes, what to work on. They’ll’t be content material. They need to use this  as motivation for them to bounce again.”

Apart from the younger guys, Monteverde expects Alarcon, Gerry Abadiano, and different holdovers to step up their sport as Malick Diouf and CJ Cansino graduate, whereas JD Cagulangan will nonetheless determine if he’ll return for an additional season.

“Harold, Gerry, it will likely be their fourth season. It’ll be their likelihood to share what they’ve discovered, whether or not good or dangerous. What to keep away from, what to work on,” mentioned the UP coach. 

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