FRANCIS Munsayac was an emotional wreck following EAC's 67-70 loss to the Allwell Oraeme-less Mapua in the NCAA Season 92 men's basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre on Friday.
Munsayac took the defeat hard as he felt he cost his team the game after a crucial turnover with 8.3 ticks left and with the Generals just down by one, 67-68.
The pint-sized point guard admitted the ball was supposed to be in main man Remy Morada's hands, but Mapua's leech-like defense forced him to look for an open teammate, which happened to be Jerald Serrano on the left corner.
But a 'miscommunication' between them led to a costly turnover that dashed their hopes for an upset.
"Naiyak na ako, alam kong sobrang crucial nung error ko," said Munsayac, whose team absorbed its third loss in four games.
"Hindi kami nagkaintindihan (ni Serrano). Pagpasa ko sa kanya nag-cut na siya so ayun outside," he added.
Munsayac, though, found one last chance to redeem himself a few seconds later, but missed a potential game-tying triple at the buzzer, which sent him down on the floor in tears.
Despite the painful loss, Munsayac vowed to bounce back for the embattled Generals in their next game.
"For now, talagang masakit sa akin ito. Siguro tomorrow mababago at ma-boost ako for next game," he said.