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AMA prepared for any scenario in the quarterfinals

/ 06:03 PM March 09, 2017

AMA Online Technology. PBA IMAGES

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Finishing the eliminations with a 5-4 record, AMA Online Education’s fate in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup is already at the mercy of its foes.

Coach Mark Herrera is well aware of that, and he has already started his buildup for the quarterfinals whatever spot his team may end up in.

“Our mindset is already in the quarters and we’re no longer thinking of the twice-to-beat (advantage), Regardless if we have that edge or not, we’re prepared,” he said.

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There’s still a slim chance for the Titans to claim the coveted fourth spot, but they need Jose Rizal University to win over Tanduay by seven to nine points next Tuesday for them to snatch the incentive.

But rather than dwell on the things AMA could no longer control, Jeron Teng said that the focus of the team is now on improving its core values as it braces for a tough road ahead in the playoffs.

“It will be more challenging for us, but we’re just staying positive,” said the league’s leading scorer with 25.3 points per contest.

Teng also said that the Titans are taking advantage of the take a 10-day break before the quarterfinals.

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“We’re still positive because we still have rooms for improvement and we got time to work on those,” he said, as he welcomes the tall task of leading AMA to its first semifinals appearance.

“We’re used to being the underdogs, and it’s a challenge for us to step up our game. But for us to do that, we got to work on our team chemistry more.”

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TAGS: 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, AMA Online Education, Jeron Teng, Mark Herrera

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