Aug. 10, Wednesday
Going into their last first round match, the Lady Eagles had an unimpressive 3-3 win-loss slate. If they were to lose this 7th game, they would be another step closer to NOT making it to the Final Four.
Fortunately for the Ateneans, the Lady Warriors just couldn't take care of the basketball all game long and the Eagles' D easily forced a lot of turnovers. To add to UE's problems, Coach Quimpos charges improved on their shooting percentage. [Their previous loss to FEU had the Lady Eagles shooting poorly from the field].
Ateneo won this one 67-45.
Here are some images from that match.
Sarah Mercado leads the break as Corinne Javier follows.
Asst. Coach Yuri Escueta
Part of the game.
Go-to Lady Eagle Sarah Mercado has one last playing year next Season '75 and she will eventually have to pass the torch to the likes of . . .
. . . tall rookie Danica Jose, who I hope will someday lead the Lady Eagles to the Finals and to a UAAP Crown - [sooner than later] with able support from Bo-ot, Chua, Aseron, Dimaano, Tiu, Ong, Morales - and the rest of the team.
With championship calibre teams like Adamson, FEU and UST around, it is definitely easier said than done -but even then- Why Not ??