COLLEGE of Saint Benilde only had one thing in mind on Friday when the Blazers faced Perpetual Help for the second and final time this season: win in convincing fashion.
That's exactly what the Blazers did as their 83-55 win over the Altas on Friday somewhat validated their first round victory in which they won the match due to a technicality when Perpetual Help wore the wrong jersey in their opening match of NCAA Season 93.
CSB coach TY Tang admitted that 'boardroom win' in the first round was on the back of their minds, determined to prove that they can earn the victory on the court and do it convincingly.
Tang added he expected Perpetual Help to also come out strong since the Altas too had something to prove after seeing their win on the court overturned by the NCAA.
"We had that motivation on our team," said Tang. "We told them that they will come out strong because they felt that it is supposed to be their won game on our end. We still have to prove the point that that game was supposed to be ours."
"Nandoon 'yung motivation factor na we can win games," Tang said.
With the win, the Blazers upped their mark to 3-9. And now that they showed they can win convincingly, Tang hopes that mindset will also rub off in the next games of the Blazers.
"Hopefully, we can be consistent on this kind of mentality, being able to be aggressive on defense and being able to slow everything down on offense. Execution is a key. Communication is also a key. Those are two things that we improved a lot in terms of how to run our team. Hopefully, they can continue that until the end of the season," said Tang.