Terrence Romeo thankful for coach Baldwin's continued trust despite foul-shooting woes
Despite his fourth quarter shooting rampage, Terrence Romeo still struggled from the foul line in Gilas' come-from-behind 84-81 win over New Zealand. Jerome Ascano

WHILE once again flashing his strengths, Terrence Romeo also bared one of the few weaknesses of his game against Wellington of New Zealand in the MVP Cup on Saturday.

His stellar play led Gilas Pilipinas in its come-from-behind 84-81 win over the Saints, but it also concealed his inconsistent free-throw shooting.

Romeo scored a team-high 18 points, but he made just 2-of-7 charities, although he buried his last two that turned out to be the final score.

“Kailangan pa i-work on ang free throws,” the GlobalPort star said.

And Romeo expressed his gratitude toward coach Tab Baldwin and his teammates for keeping his trust in him and letting him stay in the game.

“Yun (trust) yung pinakamalaking bagay na pwede mo makuha sa coach,” Romeo said. “Kaya kahit anong mangyari, binibigay ko yung best ko. At dahil sa tiwala rin ng teammates ko, nagagawa ko yung mga nagagawa ko.”

“At yung part ng pagiging mature, hindi ko man nakaukuha agad, pero tinutulungan ako ng teammates ko na unti-unti kong maintindihan yun,” added the 23-year-old guard, the youngest member of the team.

Despite his suspect free-throw shooting, Romeo did more than enough to lead the comeback, scoring 12 of his total output in the payoff period.

“Focus lang tska kailangan confident ka lang na ma-sho-shoot mo yung tira mo at lagi lang mag-pray.”

“Team effort, hindi sa akin lang.”

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