PERPETUAL gunner Gab Dagangon urged his team to move on and learn from their mistake after their opening win in NCAA Season 93 against College of St. Benilde went to waste due to the Altas jersey blunder.
The Altas came away with a 69-65 win over the Blazers to open their season on a high, they were sent crashing down after the victory was quickly overturned after the board granted the CSB protest as Perpetual wore their maroon jersey instead of the white designated for the game.
Though naturally disappointed, Dagangon hopes that this will serve as a lesson not only for them but for the rest of the league to stay vigilant, even in the smallest things.
"Sobrang sayang yung panalo namin kasi alam niyo naman sa NC bawat panalo importante. Sayang yung effort ng team at lalo na first game namin yun. Sana hindi na lang kami pinaglaro nung una palang," Dagangon told SPIN.ph.
"Lesson na din yun samin at sa ibang team na dapat talaga dalawang jersey ang dala pag may laro," he added.
Dagangon, though, came to play as he finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in that forfeited game.
The Altas showed a lot of promise in the start of their season minus Bright Akhuetie as four other players notched double digits, including Prince Eze who finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
Dagangon can take solace in the fact that they only lost via technicality and that his squad showed that they can stay together and get contributions from nearly everyone.
That's why there's no really nothing else to do for them but to move forward and make up for that one lost game that they should have won.
"Move on nalang kami kasi wala, nangyari na eh," said Dagangon.
"Pagbubutihin nalang namin yung mga laro kasi bawat laro importante. Paghahandaan nalang namin yung mga games namin kasi nasayang na yung isa."