MANILA, Philippines — Harold Alarcon rose to the event and hit two essential triples that sparked College of the Philippines’ huge run halfway within the fourth en path to a 72-66 win that pushed the Preventing Maroons nearer to the UAAP Season 85 males’s basketball championship on Sunday.
When Ateneo minimize it all the way down to a two-point deficit within the payoff interval, 58-56, Alarcon stopped the bleeding with a nook three from Zavier Lucero’s block on Chris Koon’s dunk and capped a 10-2 run with a stepback triple to beat the shot clock and provides UP a 10-point lead, 68-58, with 4:39 left.
“Truthfully siguro, hindi naman yung first choice ko yung pag-score. Nagkataon lang na open ako so tinake ko lang, yun lang yung objective ni Coach Gold, pag open ka, tira mo. Tapos yung pangalawang three factors ko naman, wala na siyang shot clock, so, tinira ko nalang. Tapos naka-shoot,” stated Alarcon.
(Truthfully, it wasn’t my first choice to attain. It simply so occurred that I used to be open so I took it. And coach Goldwin [Monteverde]’s objective is to shoot if you end up open. It was my second three-pointer, so I simply shot the ball as a result of the shot clock was expiring. It simply went in.)
In entrance of 18,211 followers, Alarcon was glad to embrace his function and assist his staff with 11 factors, 4 rebounds, two assists and a steal as the Fighting Maroons moved closer to their second straight title, which they attempt to clinch on Wednesday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
“For us, successful recreation 1 is a big issue for us. We actually must win recreation 1 to get momentum heading to the following match,” he stated in Filipino.
However similar to his teammates and coaches, Alarcon vows to remain targeted and get the job completed in Sport 2.
“Anticipate us to offer our all. We are going to do no matter it takes to get it in Sport 2. We wish to win back-to-back championships to offer our graduating gamers a becoming exit,” he stated.
UP coach Goldwin Monteverde talks about their 72-66 victory over Ateneo with Zavier Lucero and Harold Alarcon stepping up in Finals Sport 1 to maneuver on the cusp of successful one other UAAP title.
Posted by Inquirer Sports on Sunday, December 11, 2022
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