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Coach Olsen Racela is still proud of FEU’s valiant effort

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The FEU Tamaraws had to see Prince Orizu leave the game after he went down with a leg injury during the first period.

And if that wasn’t enough for FEU, Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame capitalized on the Orizu’s absence by posting a monstrous double-double of 33 points and 27 rebounds, which resulted in an overwhelming 62-82 loss on Saturday.

“Well, the injury to Prince was obviously not planned. He’s the only one who can match up to Kouame,” said the FEU head coach Olsen Racela.

Indeed, Racela had to rely on their local bigs Richard Escoto and Kevin Eboña just to fill the void that the 6-foot-8 import left.

Nonetheless, Coach Olsen was still satisfied on the team’s valiant effort.

“Bottom line is I’m proud with the way these guys fought, given the circumstances,” he explained.

FEU dropped their card at 5-4 after suffering their second straight loss, but it seems that Racela wants to set his priorities straight.

“Right now, ayoko munang tignan ang standings. One game at a time then we’ll see what happens from there,” Racela shared.

“Ang importante ngayon is yung health ni Prince. We’re hoping for the best.”