Sean Manganti might be hurt by Adamson’s sorry loss to La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Final Four, but the high-flying swingman is ready to recover and prepare for a bounce-back next year.
“It hurts,” said the Filipino-American after the third-seeded Soaring Falcons bowed out in the semifinal round for the second consecutive season.
Manganti missed six of his eight shot attempts against the Green Archers, but finished with all-around numbers of five points, five rebounds, four steals and a blocked shot to end his sophomore campaign.
Disappointed with the way the game was called, Manganti was forlorn walking out of the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“It seemed lopsided,” he said, adding what he told his teammates when La Salle was making its fourth-quarter run. “I just wanted to calm everybody down. They just made stops and we couldn’t convert our shots.”
Nonetheless, Manganti already has in mind what he wants for Season 81.
“Same as every year, just do whatever I can do to win.”