La Salle’s Archers rookie point guard Evan Nelle isn’t willing to give advice on what his team should do now that it has dropped its previous two games and is at risk of being dragged into a playoff to make the UAAP men’s basketball championship Final Four.
But the dynamic 5-foot-10 playmaker is well aware of the Archers’ foibles.
“We can’t have a horrible start,” Nelle started following the team’s 67-62 loss against Far Eastern University (FEU). “We can’t merely try to make up ground in the third and fourth quarters.” We’ve been doing it since the beginning of the season, and it’s not working.”
La Salle trailed 42-29 at halftime and needed to work hard to catch up.
The last tied the game at 57-all in the fourth quarter. Which was at the same time Nelle left the game due to cramps.
“We simply need to continue to rehearse, begin solid we don’t fall behind that amount,” he added. “We’re truly frantic to get that success [against FEU] so we can get the opportunity of making even No. 2. Awful, that was our opportunity.”
Only the Tamaraws can now overtake them for third place in the standings from the teams behind them. However, two more players may form links with the Archers. Potentially complicating the following round’s composition.
Adamson is one of them, and La Salle will face them on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena on the penultimate day of the eliminations
After a loss to unbeaten Ateneo, Adamson was back on the court, and the Falcons are anticipated to make things difficult for La Salle if they can play as they did three games ago when they surprised No. 2 University of the Philippines.