Diputado keeping the faith amid Bulldogs’ latest struggles

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThings haven’t really been that great for National University in the past games.Falling for the fourth straight time, the once promising Bulldogs now find themselves out of the top four with 4-6 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter MOST READ 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town But Rev Diputado is keeping the faith that NU can barge back into the Final 4.“Siguro may chance pa rin kami,” he said. “Focus na lang kami sa next game versus Ateneo.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentFinishing with a season-best 23 points and five assists in NU’s 113-88 defeat to La Salle last Wednesday, Diputado said that the team is doing its best to break out of this funk heading into the crucial stretch of the elimiation round.But it’s not easy, with the Bulldogs not getting any breaks for their already shallow frontline.center_img That weakness was put in the spotlight against MVP frontrunner Ben Mbala and the Green Archers. They were outrebounded by La Salle (51-24) as Alfred Aroga struggled and fouled out with only two points, two rebounds, and five assists to boot.“Na-foul trouble si Alfred, tapos yung mga kapalitan nya, maliliit na,” said Diputado.Not helping coach Eric Altamirano’s already thin frontline was Matthew Aquino ineligibility with finality, and the sorry news of Josh Sinclair season-ending ACL surgery.The diminutive Diputado even had to box out the towering Mbala once, but as expected, it was to no avail.“Sobrang lakas ng katawan nya. Sinubukan ko ibox-out pero hindi ko kaya,” the third-year point guard said.But that game is done, and the main focus for the Bulldogs is to end the slide, and it starts on Sunday against the Blue Eagles.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA Coach of the Year award an inspiration to Austria Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young “Move on na lang kami and focus sa next game. Stay positive and stay together,” said Diputado.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDlast_img

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