Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Ateneo Blue Eagles: 3-2

Photo by Ditoy Aguila for uaapgames.com

I think a lot of improvement has been made for the Blue Eagles. For one, they have already found their rhythm in the game. They discovered their main men, JC Intal and LA Tenorio. Doug Kramer has improved his perimeter shooting. Macky Escalona has better control of the ball now. Japeth Aguilar, Zion Laterre and Jai Reyes have found their confidence. With these developments, I can say that Norman Black has already got it going.

And this was visible in the recent Ateneo-UP game last Saturday, 30 July 2005. Though I am also a Maroon (that is why I always say that a part of me lost in that game, too), I favored Ateneo’s excellent game that day. Everything went out perfect (except of course for minor “rookie” turnovers in the fourth quarter). Well, they were also a bit lucky that the Maroons weren’t able to shoot their free throws well and their rookie protégé Axel Doruelo is in a slump that day. Nonetheless, we have seen the slight maturity of the Ateneo team as the UAAP Season 68 reaches its mid-point.

Now let us see what happens in the next game versus the second best team thus far, the University of the East Red Warriors. Halikinu!

1 comment :

ateneo_adik said...

lam nyu b na umiiyak ako pag natatalo kayo. Mas lalo pa kapag sumasakit ung paa ni L.A tenorio.But even though a million lose cant change my mind of supporting you...