Racela shrugs off FEU skid, hopes team will 'peak again' | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Racela shrugs off FEU skid, hopes team will ‘peak again’

/ 09:45 PM November 15, 2015
FEU Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

FEU Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

The injury to Raymar Jose before Far Eastern University’s game against National U, left the Tamaraws scrambling to find a replacement.

FEU came up with a Plan B of putting Mac Belo, a natural small forward, at the power forward position but the move it didn’t pan out the way Tams head coach Nash Racela had hoped it would.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We missed him (Jose). We had to change our plans,” Racela said after FEU lost, 70-68. “The whole week, Mac was prepared to play the three spot, then all of a sudden, we’re forced to play Mac at four.”

The sudden change took Belo out of his offensive flow as he finished with measly eight points on a dismal 3-of-13 shooting from the field.

FEATURED STORIES

The setback, FEU’s second straight, yielded the top spot to University of Santo Tomas but Racela said the team remains focused on its goal.

“It’s still the same, win the game. It doesn’t change our position. The more important thing is you go to the Final Four with the incentive. We still have a chance for the Finals, and we have to focus on the next one,” he said.

“[Our losing streak] doesn’t matter as long as we win the next one and we bounce back. You may lose three, four straight games, but if you win the important things, those are the things that matter,” Racela added. “Now, we’re hoping that we peak again at the right time.”

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Basketball, FEU Tamaraws, Mac Belo, Nash Racela, Raymar Jose, UAAP, uaap season 78
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.