AFTER his best game since returning to University of Santo Tomas, Louie Vigil is still far from satisfied after nearly seeing his effort go to waste against Adamson in Saturday’s UAAP men’s basketball game.
Vigil topscored for the Tigers by scoring eight of his 11 points in the second half in what easily his finest outing, stats-wise, since taking a one-year leave from the team.
However, Santo Tomas had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the Falcons, 50-49, behind the game-winning free throw of Kent Lao.
A lot was expected from Vigil in his return this season after he put up solid numbers during the preseason competitions for the Tigers last summer.
However, Vigil is not yet satisfied with his performance.
“Personally, hindi pa ako nagpapakita ng maayos,” said Vigil, who shot 6-of-18 from the field this season. “I’m still struggling with my shooting. For me, ‘yun ‘yung strength ko. Hindi ko pa napapakita.”
Another reason why he is disappointed was that UST didn’t play its best game against Adamson, a team that is supposed to be on a rebuilding mode this season.
“Kitang kita namin na frustrated si coach (Bong Dela Cruz). Frustrated kaming lahat. Kasi umpisa pa lang, sinasabi namin na huwag i-underestimate ang kalaban kahit rookies sila kasi they still came to play hard against us,” he said.
“Pero dikit pa ‘yung laban and kami pa ‘yung humahabol. For me, this is a bad game for us,” said Vigil, who is averaging five points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists after three games with the Tigers.