JAMIKE Jarin saw a tired National University squad in its 83-76 defeat at the hands of Adamson University on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The loss relegated the Bulldogs to 2-2 in the UAAP Season 80 and Jarin rued the lack of energy against the Falcons after playing their third game in nine days.
“To be honest we looked tired today. We just couldn’t beat anybody right now off the dribble, off the rebound even though we won the rebounding, we shot better percentage-wise in three points. We didn’t look like the same team after three days. Probably because of the heavy schedule,” Jarin said.
“The guards just outplayed us. Good thing it was … we had our chances but they were able to maximize our mistakes and they had their mistakes and we just couldn’t convert so hats off to Adamson they played better than us today,” he added.
Despite that, Jarin understands that getting the type of schedule isn’t exclusive to them and knows that it’s something that a young team should know how to overcome.
“They had their spurts, we had our spurts. In fact we were still leading second quarter but the way we were playing it was not our usual up and down eh. They played good defense, we looked tired,” Jarin continued.
“Siguro yung schedule rin eh. We’re playing almost every other day eh. Parang ganun. But everybody is playing like that also,” he added.
Jarin was disappointed to see Jjay Alejandro’s breakout game go for naught after his prized gunner erupted for 25 points.
Struggling to find his baskets in the first three quarters, Alejandro made 10 of his 20 shots to go along seven boards and four assists.
Unfortunately, Alejandro failed to find help from his teammates and that’s something that Jarin hopes to change in the future.
“Sinasabi ko naman from the very start this team is not talented enough to win so before last three games if you look at our box scores it was always contributions left and right, double-figures four players,” Jarin continued.
“This time it was just J-Jay who really scored today. Correct it’s sad. Hopefully next game everybody gets their groove.”