La Salle forward Prince Rivero takes benching in stride, vows to fight for minutes
Prince Rivero and Jason Perkins are reduced to cheerleader roles. Dante Peralta

COACH Aldin Ayo used 11 players in La Salle’s big win over Adamson, but Prince Rivero was reduced to a spectator and cheerleader.

The Archers forward is taking the benching in stride, though, vowing to work hard to earn the minutes.

Rivero averaged 7.4 minutes, posting 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds for La Salle in previous matches and the benching will further shrink those numbers.

The first choice at power forward for La Salle against Adamson was Abu Tratter.

He insists he has no problem with it.

"It doesn't matter actually. What matters is we attain our goal, we all work together, we're a team and then we here for each other," Rivero told

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“It's not just them who’s going to reach it. Kasama naman ako with them eh,” said Rivero.

Rivero added there's no brewing rivalry between him and young brother Ricci, who is averaging 4.3 points.

"Si Ricci wala naman. Magkaiba kami ng position, sabay kami nagwowork out, nakikita ko kung papaano siya nag-tatrabaho," Prince said.

"It's really sa call talaga ng coach, and sa situation sa game."

"I'm just gonna work hard, I'm just gonna work extra in case na ako mabunot, I'm still there." Rivero added.

Gabriel Pe

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