Now in his senior season, Jerie Pingoy was expected to contribute well to Adamson’s quest for a first championship shot since 1992.
But as the Soaring Falcons unraveled in the third quarter of Game 1 of their UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Final Four series against UP last Saturday, the senior guard was unable to spark the squad.
Visibly dejected after a performance that had coach Franz Pumaren call him out among other teammates postgame, Pingoy was disappointed.
“Negative, negative sobra. Sobrang pangit ng laro ko,” he admitted after posting no points and just one assists in 11 minutes of action, where Adamson was outscored by 11 points.
But while he is mad at himself for turning in a dud, Pingoy believes whoever wants it more will take it on Wednesday.
“Magkakasubukan na kung sino mas gusto manalo,” he said. “Sobrang delikado talaga. If we win, we’re going to the finals. If we lose, wala na.”
Pingoy, though, insists he has it in himself to contribute in whatever way Pumaren wants him.
“Just like what we do in practice, ganun pa din. Kung ano man yung ma-distribute ko, yun yung gagawin ko,” he said.
Game 2 is scheduled at 3:30pm at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.