Kobe Paras commends Ildefonso Bros’ effort in clutch
NU just couldn’t catch a break when it comes to closing games.
Dave Ildefonso made a valiant effort in inching closer against UP Fighting Maroons by burying a triple with 11.3 seconds in the game.
However, Ildefonso found an open John Lloyd Clemente from the perimeter, only to airball his game-winning shot.
Both Dave and Shaun went emotional after the game, as they failed once again to secure a win, but UP Kobe Paras would console them.
“I grew up with Shaun and Dave. When I started playing basketball, they were basically my teammates,” said Paras who had another 20-point outing.
“So we have a bond that no one really knows about.”
Over NU’s four games, three of them came from a one-point loss while the other was a case of being faltered in overtime.
However, the athletic Paras believes that the Bulldogs will clinch their firs victory of the season soon enough.
“But I just told them to keep their heads up and they’re gonna win a game soon. They’re a great team, and coach Jamike [Jarin] does a wonderful job coaching them,” he shared.
UP head coach Bo Perasol also thinks that their recent opponent could have been 4-0 in the first place.
“NU is a lot, lot better than their 0-4 slate. If you’re going to get into the margin of losses they had, I think that’s going to be a record now,” he said.