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    As dominant as he was, Ben Mbala not too pleased with spotty La Salle debut

    Sep 8, 2016
    Ben Mbala had a solid debut but shot poorly from the field and had six turnovers. Jaime Campos

    AS dominant as he was in his UAAP debut, Ben Mbala still wasn't too pleased saying he sees room for improvement in his game following La Salle’s win over Far Eastern University on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Mbala wound up with 13 points, 23 rebounds, and four blocks as the Green Archers defeated the Tamaraws, 83-78, to open their Season 79 campaign on a high note.

    The Cameroonian sensation, however, made just five of 13 shots from the field and committing six turnovers, blaming his miscues on the variety of defensive looks he got against the Tamaraws.

    “I think there are still a lot of adjustments to be made. It was pretty hard,” said Mbala, who waited three years before he can suit up with the Green Archers afters his transfer from Southwestern University in Cebu.

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    “There were a lot of triple teams, double teams. After making the adjustment, we were able to make good decisions whether to attack or kick the ball out,” he added.

    With the first game behind him, Mbala vowed to be better when La Salle takes on University of the Philippines on Saturday.

    “I have to find a way to get back to my game. It doesn’t matter if it’s the UAAP, Filoil, or other leagues. I still have to come up and provide what coach asked me to provide,” Mbala said.

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    Ben Mbala had a solid debut but shot poorly from the field and had six turnovers. Jaime Campos
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