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    Soft-spoken Cardel called for first-ever technical foul, fuels Dyip rally

    Oct 16, 2019
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

    ANTIPOLO CITY – Columbian Dyip coach Johnedel Cardel was whistled for a rare technical after storming to the court to contest a non-call entering the homestretch of the Dyip’s PBA Governors Cup game against NLEX.

    In an unusual display of emotion, the soft-spoken mentor got the technical at the final 5:45 mark and the Dyip trailing, 91-99, after he felt the Dyip didn’t get the benefit of a call in two straight possessions.

    “Sa harap ko pa, sundot sa likod. Dalawang beses walang tawag,” he said about what prompted him to lose his cool for a moment.

    It was the first-ever technical foul for Cardel in four conferences so far for the Dyip.

    “Pero calls ng referee. Wala naman akong magagawa roon. I just tried lang na baka sakaling mabago yung tawag,” he said.

    “Ok lang. Ganun talaga, e. Part of the game.”

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    The outburst however, seemed to have awaken the Dyip as they managed to rally back and tied the game at 106-all on two free throws by import Khapri Alston.

    Unfortunately, Jackson Corpuz fouled JR Quinahan while attempting from three-point range, resulting in three free throws for the veteran forward and put the Road Warriors on top for good.

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    The Dyip, who fell by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, evened their record at 3-3.

    “Anyway even if we had a bad game, we still had a chance to win in the last seconds. We had a chance to win. Breaks of the game lang talaga,” said Cardel.

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