Gonzales rues La Salle’s failure to share the ball in loss to Ateneo

first_imgMOST READ He was able to coach the Green Archers in their 97-81 win over Ateneo in the first round of Season 79 after then head coach Aldin Ayo was suspended for an altercation with the referees in La Salle’s previous game.But things have definitely changed since that game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis time, Blue Eagles pounded on the Green Archers, 71-55, in the first meeting of Season 81 with Gonzales now in charge as head coach.Gonzalez rued the lack of collective effort to spread the ball after the Blue Eagles continued to pester their passing lanes. “Our attacking decisions were way off because in this game you first have to be selfish then eventually become unselfish,” said Gonzalez in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “And I think that move was really the opposite of what I’m trying to preach to the team that everyone should have touches and that we have to share the ball.”La Salle’s lone bright spot was Aljun Melecio who put up 21 points, on 5-of-18 shooting, and seven rebounds while no other Green Archer attempted at least 10 shots in the game.Ateneo’s continuous pesky defense saw La Salle turn the ball over 28 times with the Green Archers tallying just three assists.“Someone had to take over in the game because everyone was covered, the passing lanes were covered,” said Gonzalez whose team dropped to the fourth spot with a 3-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Louie Gonzalez is no stranger to the Ateneo-La Salle matchup, usually known as the UAAP’s biggest gathering.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil As Columbian falls to 0-8, Ababou says ‘some of them don’t want to win’ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img

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