THOMAS Torres' confidence in his shot has not wavered, mainly because the rest of the Archers never lose faith in him.
The La Salle gunner was quick to atone for a bad shooting game against University of Sto. Tomas by hitting big baskets against University of the East, helping the Archers bounce back on Wednesday.
Torres was spot-on to give La Salle a boost en route to a 72-64 win. He finished with just 15 points but hit the shots that mattered, converting two triples in the first half that led to La Salle taking a 41-30 lead.
That at least made up for a bad performance just three days ago, when he hit 3-of-13 from beyond the arc, including a 0-of-5 clip from the three-point range in the first half of La Salle’s 79-81 loss to University of Santo Tomas.
But Torres said he remained confident in in his shot because his teammates believed in him.
“May araw talaga na even if you are open, hindi pumapasok. But the thing is, everybody believes that I can make the shot.
“’Yung confidence na kailangan ko sa sarili ko to shoot those shots, ngayon nakukuha ko na. Sabi nga ni coach, as long as open, take it. Don’t waste the opportunity,” said Torres.
La Salle coach Juno Sauler said everybody on the team can take as many shots as they want, so long as they are open.
“Actually, if anyone is open, they have a license to take it,” said Sauler. “Even Josh (Torralba), I think he was also struggling in the last game. He couldn’t buy a basket. But he hit a big one in the end.
"That’s how basketball is. Make or miss.”