Talo talaga: Perasol says UP lost to Adamson because he had to field one way players
UP Fighting Maroons Bo Perasol is not not one to sugar coat his team’s 70-86 loss to the Adamson Soaring Falcons on Nov. 5 at the Araneta Coliseum.
While the UP fans chanted “luto” or fixed after Adamson’s lead ballooned to 23 points due to series of fouls called on UP, Perasol said Franz Pumren’s boys were just better. Period.
Perasol admitted that the UP had one-dimensional players, including hot shooting Paul Desiderio, who could be relied on putting points but not holding their ground on defense.
“We had to field in people who are really not defensive players, but are offensive players. We cannot score eh. We can’t score. That was really our dilemma at the time. Nahirapan kami sa rotation namin,” said Perasol.
UP’s Malian import Ibrahim Ouattara was also a non-factor in the game as he played sparingly throughout the game due to early foul trouble.
Ouattara had only two points while his counterpart, Papi Sarr, was unstoppable with 25 points and 17 rebounds.
The loss dropped the Maroons’ record to 5-7 but they still have a chance to barge into the Final Four if they win their last two games against Ateneo and FEU.