EMILIO Aguinaldo College’s Francis Munsayac was seeking redemption and thought he had it by hitting a basket 11 seconds to play.
He couldn’t complete the job, however, as Jose Rizal University captain Teytey Teodoro buried the game-winning basket over him.
Still, Munsayac says he is proud of the Generals’ performance.
“Sobrang sayang kasi ’yun na ’yung redemption ko para sa last game miscues ko,” Munsayac said.
“Sobrang nakakahinayang lang kasi, ginive namin best namin dun sa game, lumaban talaga kami kahit anong mangyari, ’yun lang talaga, nag-result as a loss,” said Munsayac.
EAC last week had a chance to pull the rug from under Mapua, but Munsayac and the Generals faltered down the stretch.
“Pagkatapos ng game, sabi nila coach ‘Cis, that was a good challenge.’ Sa sarili ko din, hindi naman ako nalungkot kasi talagang nag-challenge naman talaga ako. Hindi ko siya pinalayo, talagang chinallege ko. Hindi sobrang hirap ng pagkatalo namin,” said Munsayac.
“Siguro kudos to Teytey. Sobrang ganda nung tinira niya na ’yon kahit na naka-challenge ako, na-shoot pa niya, so para sa kanila talaga yung panalo,” he added.
With four games remaining in the first round, Munsayac and the rest of the Generals have yet to find their second win despite giving powerhouse teams a tough challenge. He hopes that EAC will finally get over the hump.
“Actually sabi ni coach, compliment is not enough. Kailangan talagang eh win, pero sabi niya good thing na dikit lahat. No matter what happens, malakas o mahina (ang team), talagang lumalaban lang naman kami, ‘yun lang compliment is not enough. Kailangan lang manalo kami,” Munsayac said.