DAVON Potts deflected the credit to San Beda’s huge win over Arellano, saying that the team’s heart is the reason why the Red Lions stayed unbeaten on Friday in the NCAA Season 92 seniors basketball tournament.
Potts finished with 31 points as the Red Lions came back from a 22-point deficit to beat Arellano, 101-86, to improve their record to 6-0 and take solo first place.
The Fil-American cager, however, said the win was a team effort, adding that he is no longer surprised that the Red Lions were able claw back from a big margin.
“At the end of the day, we win as a team. That’s all that matters,” said Potts.
Potts said he knew the Red Lions will not just roll over and die when they trailed, 36-14, in the first half. He added the team just tried to compete hard until the final buzzer.
“I knew deep down, I don’t know if we are going to win but as long as we fought, we will be close. It just happened that we pulled off the win,” said Potts.
“It was hard. It was very hard. We started out slow. I saw the faces of my teammates at halftime. As long as we have each other and stay strong, we honestly disregarded the score at halftime. And we pulled through,” he added.
Potts said the victory only reiterated the team’s unselfish play and trust among each other at this stage of the season.
“We flipped the switch,” said Potts. “Our team fights. We fight. All of my teammates are fighters and they have the heart.”