COLLEGE of St. Benilde was desperate to salvage something from a lost season, and coach Gabby Velasco felt one victory will make a huge difference.
So 13 points down in the fourth, he had the Blazers fight back and save themselves from the humiliation of a winless campaign.
Velasco was glad to see the Blazers fight on after 17 consecutive losses.
"Kahit isang panalo, feeling namin champion kami," said Velasco moments after the match where they climbed back from 13 points down.
"Malaking boost ito sa morale ng team looking forward sa future. Yun ang objective namin today, anything positive to gain. I hope everybody will be motivated for the future," he said.
The Blazers made another early exit, but this season was much tougher than last year’s 5-13 performance.
Velasco just hopes they can do much better next season.
"What do we do when adversities like this happen? We try to encourage them, do something. You have to move forward. Hopefully, merong mga positive impact sa mga buhay ng mga players namin ito."