Adamson University (AdU) Lady Falcons rookie Red Bascon immediately made waves in the collegiate ranks.
In AdU’s debut win vs Jose Maria College Foundation Royals in the Shakey’s Super League (SSL) National Invitationals, Bascon displayed her versatility, playing both the middle blocker and wing spiker positions to top the scoring with a game high 11 points off eight attacks and three blocks.
Bascon might have had her usual output in the game, but the former high school standout admitted that she had to shrug off jitters early on in the game as she wanted to contribute to the team.
“Honestly, nung una po talaga kinabahan po ako, pero ayun nga po yung gusto ko lang ngayon is may maitulong po sa team as a rookie,” she said.
Aside from Bascon, Best Libero Juris Manuel, setter Jao Cuenca, and middle blocker Eloi Aljibe also made a splash in their first game.
In the third set, Coach JP Yude fielded a lineup including the four newcomers together with Yaki Marce, AA Adolfo, and Jen Villegas — and the team looked like a well-oiled machine on their way to the victory.
It was a surreal feeling for Bascon as time went by that fast. Yesterday, it seemed like they were still in the middle of their historic finals run in the UAAP Juniors.
“Sobrang nakakaoverwhelm po kasi parang yesterday naglalaro lang kami sa UAAP (Juniors) Finals tapos ngayon nasa women’s division na po kami,” Bascon shared.
The rookie wasn’t satisfied, however, noting that the Lady Falcons still have room for improvement and they plan to fill that in practice.
“Madami pa pong need i-workout lalo na yung sa errors po namin. Need po namin i-minimize then tuloy-tuloy lang po sa training,” said the wing spiker.
Nevertheless, Bascon was appreciative of the boost the Adamson community gave in their first game. She also asked the fans for their continuous support in their SSL campaign.
“To all Adamson fans, thank you po sa palaging suporta po samin. Sana po suportahan niyo pa rin po kami sa upcoming games namin,” she asked.