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Sara lives up to Jarin’s expectations after near triple double

/ 03:30 AM October 07, 2016

Dan Sara delivers solid numbers for San Beda. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Dan Sara delivers solid numbers for San Beda. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Enjoying a deep guard rotation, San Beda coach Jamike Jarin has the luxury of bringing in different players to handle the ball.

But through all the fanfare his guards are getting, there’s one who stands out.

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“I have to take my hats off to Dan Sara. This is what I’m expecting of him,” he said. “Medyo na-derail lang because of the injury. Now he’s coming to age.”

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The San Beda team captain had to rise through adversity after suffering a fractured finger two games into the season, slowly building himself back to top form.

And on Thursday, Sara finally got his comeuppance, delivering a near triple-doible performance of six points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists in the Red Lions’ 88-85 Game 1 victory over Arellano in the NCAA Season 92 men’s basketball Finals.

“Kinilig ako,” he said in jest of his performance.

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Sara could only thank Jarin for the patience the coach has given him in his recovery from the freak hand injury.

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“He’s so patient to me, in all honesty. It’s like up-and-down relationship for the both of us kasi nga I got injured and nahirapan ako bumalik. But I’m glad to say and I am proud to say na he’s my coach and he’s my mentor,” he said.

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And on Tuesday, Sara and Jarin can complete their complicated partnership with a title as San Beda goes for the kill come Game 2.

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