Blackwater had a second win in the PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday night with a great impact with a ball-sharing system, but coach Ariel Vanguardia is still hot under the collar after the last incident with the opposing coach. Expectations about his bossing were quick.
“It’s still too early in the tournament,” Vanguardia said after a 97-90 clipping of Northport at the Yanares Center in Antipolo asking reporters if Blackwater should now be considered a force to be reckoned with. “But what we are doing well is showing that we are capable of competing.”
JV Casio came back for Bossing, scoring 22 points with five assists. Rookie Ato Ular chipped in 17 points and five boards as the perennial whip boys climbed to 2-1.
At least it was an impressive win, as it came against a team that was still smart from its first defeat.
But the locker room was cut off before the celebrations began, as there was a verbal argument between Vangardia and Northport’s Pido Jarencio in the midcourt, when Jarencio pushed Vangardia and cursed the Blackwater coach for a timeout call with six seconds left. Has accepted the crime.
“I stretched out my hand, and he pushed me. I felt disrespected, “Vanguardia said.” I burned. I’m just human. “
Jarencio was obviously upset, a timeout called by Vanguardia and the result was already beyond doubt. To make matters worse, Bossing made no effort when they returned to the floor.
“It would have been nice if he had hit me,” Vanguardia said.
But Vanguardia claimed the coaches had already discussed the matter and said he was ready to apologize to Garencio for calling that deadline.
And for him not to take a boss shot.
“I have high regard for coach Pido, and I’m sorry if I offended you,” Vanguardia told reporters. “I apologize if we do not try [a shot]But I never cursed you because I have so much respect for you. “
The incident certainly took some distance from how well Bossing played because they took good care of the ball, coughing up just 11 errors against Northport’s 20.
Northport got the product from Robert Ballick, who had 21 points and nine rebounds. Jamie Malonjo tossed doubles at 14 and 13, while Roy Sumong was 16 points off the bench in the losing stand, causing Batang Pier to fall behind 2-2.
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