SAN Beda coach Jamike Jarin hopes to use the All-Star break to help the Red Lions to regroup following their first defeat of the season at the hands of Jose Rizal University on Tuesday.
The Red Lions controlled the first three quarters of the match but scored just seven points in the final frame, allowing Paolo Pontojos and Teytey Teodoro to lead the Bombers to a 79-73 win.
While he still likes his team’s chances, Jarin said they will make the most of the All-Star break to rest and reflect following the loss that denied them a sweep of the first round.
“Like what I’ve said, we’re still on top. We just have to maintain, regroup, and refocus,” said Jarin. “This break would give us a good run because it will give us time to reflect and rest our bodies.”
Jarin credited JRU for not giving up despite trailing by as many as 16 points in the match.
“We just played bad. We lacked the energy, the usual energy we had,” Jarin said.
“They made their shots, we missed our shots. They we’re able to come back in the fourth quarter, di ba? So we have to give credit to them.”