TWO games into the new NCAA season, San Beda coach Jamike Jarin could already feel the stiff competition.
The Lions had to hammer out victories against archrival Letran and Lyceum, but Jarin is actually pleased.
“It shows how good the competition is, how good the level of play is, and how good the coaches are,” Jarin said .
“We just need to find a way to win every game because other coaches are doing that as well.”
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His Letran counterpart couldn’t agree more. “Hindi naman kami totally struggling e … malakas lahat ng teams,” said Knights coach Jeff Napa.
Jarin said it was good the Lions, who are now without five key players from the squad that placed runner-up last season, to get tested early.
“Like what I’ve told you, this is a young team,” said Jarin.
Against the Pirates, the Red Lions banked on Davon Potts' late-game heroics.
Potts scored seven points in the final stretch to help San Beda pull away for good and grab its second straight win.
Jarin noted collective effort spelled the difference.
"Execution yung naging problema namin but we were able to make the big plays in the end especially the one when Jayvee Mocon passed the ball to Donald Tankoua for a 17-footer" he said.
"I think that was the epitome of good decision making."