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Mark Dyke silences UST taunters through breakout game


The De La Salle Green Archers just gave UST Growling Tigers one of its worst beating in UAAP via a 41-point blowout, 110-69, on Saturday.

Not only that, some UST players were left embarrassed by La Salle’s Mark Dyke, who had a career game of 16 points and six rebounds.

Turns out, The Growling Tigers were trying to mess with his head by talking-trash at him, but it only backfired at them; hence, giving Dyke the last laugh.

“Parang nawawala sa akin yung respeto ng mga kalaban. Tinatrash-talk nila ako sinasabi nila na wala pa akong nagagawang maayos para sa team so doon ako nagfire-up,” Dyke shared.

Not known for his ability to shoot form the three-point line, the 21-year-old big man buried two triples in the second half to add insult to UST’s injury.

After being left out of the roster last season, Dyke only wanted to prove to La Salle head coach Louie Gonzales and his teammates that he has everything what it takes to help the team.
“Sinasabi ko sa sarili ko na dapat yung kumpiyansa ko maibalik, kasi yun ang nawawala sa akin,” Dyke said.

“Nagtiwala lang ako kay coach [Louie Gonzales] sa lahat ng sinasabi niya sa akin at binibigyan niya ako ng kumpiyansa,” he added.

Despite his breakout performance, the former NU Bullpup is still looking forward to keep on improving his game.

“May kulang pa rin at kailangan kong iimprove sarili ko para may ipakita sa kanila na kaya ko talaga, hindi lang sa hayskul pati sa college din,” Dyke ended.