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NCAA: Mapua vows no letup after finals return

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Mapua Cardinals.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines—Whether or not or not it’s going through Lyceum or San Beda within the NCAA Finals, one factor is definite: Mapua can be “obsessed” with its preparations.

After advancing to the NCAA Season 99 Finals on the expense of Faculty of St. Benilde, 78-67, Mapua guard Clint Escamis mentioned the Cardinals don’t thoughts who their opponent goes to be within the championship spherical.

Escamis, who completed with 21 factors, eight rebounds, 4 assists and two steals, mentioned they have been already all out in making ready in opposition to the Blazers within the Remaining 4 alone, so what extra within the Finals?

“Truly, whoever wins, we’ll put together laborious for. We can be obsessive about that group. Each day, we watched CSB movies for this recreation,” mentioned Escamis, the MVP frontrunner.

“Our aggressiveness and preparedness in follow are insane. It’s actually on a unique stage now.”

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Mapua guard Clint Escamis and coach Randy Alcantara.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

Again within the Finals stage after lacking the Remaining 4 final season, the Cardinals are keenly watching the collision between the Purple Lions and the Pirates, who maintain a twice-to-beat benefit after ending at No. 2.

A victory by San Beda forges a rubber match set on Friday, giving Mapua extra time to relaxation and put together.

“We nonetheless have an task. We’ll be ready. Crucial factor is for these gamers to recuperate their legs and their minds. After all, the Finals is a bodily and psychological battle,” mentioned coach Randy Alcantara.

Alcantara even poked enjoyable at Escamis for lacking three free throws.

“With regard to drills, possibly I’ll make this man (Escamis) shoot 5,000 free throws.”

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The final time Mapua reached the Finals was simply two seasons in the past when it obtained swept by Letran.



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