JUN Manzo remains confident UP will get back on track, vowing to work even harder after posting a career-high 19 points in the Maroons’ loss to the Adamson Falcons.
It was the biggest output for Manzo in his young UAAP career, giving Paul Desiderio much needed help on offense.
It was not enough, though, and the Maroons, who led by 14, wound up absorbing their second straight straight loss.
The 5-foot-9 Manzo is glad to deliver, but says he needs to do more to help Desiderio.
"Kailangan din ako ni Paul. Kung siya lang, katulad ng nangyari sa FEU na wala, mahihirapan talaga kami," said the 20-year-old Manzo.
Manzo remained confident the two-game losing streak will not dampen the spirits of the squad.
"Bounce back lang at tuloy lang 'yung laro," said Manzo.
Manzo also urges the rest of the Maroons to help Desiderio at least on the offensive end.
"Kailangan talaga mag-step up 'yung bench kasi mahihirapan kami nung mga starters lalo na kanina na lamang kami ng 10 points, pumasok 'yung bench, nag-tabla 'yung score," said Manzo.J