But Oftana, a Dumaguete native who ably filled the huge void left by Javee Mocon, is focusing on the ultimate goal of helping San Beda in “Well I always make sure that my players realize that individual awards is just second to winning a championship. I’m happy for Calvin. I really appreciate him. I’m happy that he is the leading candidate for the individual award but again, it will be nothing, it will be zero if we will not win a championship,” said Fernandez.
So hungry were Filipinos in the stands that they shouted in glee as the Filipinos gave the Iranians a whale of a fight in the first period. But basketball is played for four quarters and not one. Slowly but surely, Gilas started fading in the second period and missed terribly keeping pace with the enemy.
Philippine Sports Commmission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez yesterday raised concern over the procurement of equipment needed for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, but he assured the sports associations that the agency and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will work harder to meet their requirements.