IT WAS all the players’ will and effort that brought the National Basketball Training Center NIR Regional title to University of St. La Salle (USLS) Junior Stingers.
This was the assessment of Junior Stingers head coach Ryan Nabor after his team pulled away a stunning 90-79 dethronement of erstwhile champion Bacolod Tay Tung High School on Sunday at the Natalio Velez gym in Silay City.
Nabor, who is on his first year as USLS coach, was satisfied of his players’ performance adding that all the hardships and constant practices paid off.
“We never won any match against Tay Tung in the early part of the tournament. They were really big and dominant,” he said.
“But we ran our transition in the finals and took our shots from the outside. It’s hard for us to score in the inside since Tay Tung has the heights. We made some defensive adjustments forcing Tay Tung to take their shots from the side and not to allow them to drive the middle. They have the edge on us since they have the height, they can shoot or pass,” the coach added.
Going into the finals, Nabor said they will do lots of preparation and adjustment.
“Definitely, we will be running the floor because our opponents are surely huge,” he said.
Nabor thanked the USLS community for the support in their campaign.
“This is one way for me to return the favor to the school which gave me the opportunity during my school days,” he said. (HGD)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 15, 2017.
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