Streaking Tamaraws not done yet after securing Final Four slot

first_img“Who would have thought that we will make it to the Final Four?” said Racela. “Not a lot of people believed in us except for those within the team and the FEU community. But we’re not done yet. We’ve achievedour goal and we move on to the next, which is winning a championship.” This jewelry designer is also an architect MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Still, Racela had his doubts after the Tamaraws struggled at the start of the campaign. And those doubts were compounded with the loss to the Bulldogs, who actually dealt NU two defeats this season.What did not change for the Tamaraws was their attitude in practice.“Yes, we were struggling, but you can’t see that in practice because they still worked hard,” said Racela. “As a coach, that’s all that you could ask for. Everyone just stayed the course and this (Final Four spot) is their reward.”FEU’s late season revival included breakout performances from thelikes of Ken Tuffin, Wendell Comboy and Royce Alforque, who had 13 points in just 17 minutes against UE.Racela said his team still has some unfinished business this season.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Creamline, PetroGazz meet again in PVL Finals LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemicalcenter_img FEU head coach Olsen Racela. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University coach Olsen Racela looked up the MOA Arena scoreboard before turning to his bench, trying to find answers for his team’s struggles.Looking lost and playing with hardly any rhythm, the Tamaraws were at the wrong end of a blowout against the then winless National University Bulldogs, who held FEU to just 24 points in the first three periods on their way to a 61-39 victory.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics That was a month ago.These days, Racela’s Tamaraws can’t seem to put a foot wrong, turning the tide after a 2-4 start to punch a ticket to the Final Four for the seventh straight UAAP season – the longest active streak in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“This is a resilient group,” said Racela after the Tamaraws overwhelmed the University of the East Warriors, 82-58, to wrap up their elimination-round campaign.“We knew they were the underdogs even before the start of the season and the players took that mentality with every game.” Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img

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