ANTIPOLO – Akeem Wright said Columbian's woeful record doesn’t show the effort the team puts in for its PBA Governors’ Cup campaign.
Wright finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds on Friday as the Dyip ended a 0-9 (win-loss) start to the conference with a 100-84 win over Rain or Shine.
“It feels good to finally get one,” said Wright. “It’s kinda frustrating to think about all the early games that we lost by a few points. If we had just played like we did tonight, hungry out there, wanting to get (the win), our season would've been a lot different.”
Wright hopes Columbian can get another victory before it caps its season next Saturday with a game against Blackwater.
Wright rued the team opened big leads in their previous games, only to fall apart in the endgame.
“We were up 15 points against Meralco in the first quarter, nine points against NLEX in the third, stuff like that that we could go back and we was there,” said Wright.
“My personal feeling, we should have broken that streak (a long time ago). That’s a lot of games that we wish we could do over. We just have to continue to play hard and I felt we did that (tonight).
"Even though we lost a lot of games, we just continued to work hard. Tonight, we executed on both ends. Even if we gave up the lead in the third, we were able to fight back and get the win,” said Wright.