27-0: After MPBL shame, Sharks look for answers

first_imgWith a 0-3 record, Cebu City had nowhere to go but up right?Wrong. The Sharks would actually swim to uncharted depths in a recent 107-76 defeat to the Manila Stars in the MPBL Datu Cup at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT The team failed to score in the first quarter, falling behind in ignominious fashion, 27-0, going into the second period.“It was embarrassing,” said team skipper Patrick Cabahug.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cebu was actually scoreless in the first three minutes of the next period before finally breaking into the scoreboard and ending a 29-0 Stars run.Cabahug finished with 28 points to lead the Sharks, who also shattered a Cebu basketball record for the lowest scoring quarter. In Cebu’s Cesafi basketball tournament in 2016, University of Cebu was seven-tenths of a second away from being shut out in a quarter before JR Puerto scored two free throws to break the ice. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “The only way to recover from it is to give a good showing or maybe even get a win in their next game,” said Hontiveros. “Obviously you can’t do it overnight, but having the team bond is a start. With them being closer, it won’t be awkward discussing what needs to be done.”For Cabahug, though, improvement has to start from within the team.“We have to change our mind-set and really believe that we can compete in this league and win. We’ve got to continue to grow as a team. Our record won’t define us, it is how we continue to fight, get better and get ready for our next game and hopefully win,” he said.The Sharks face a tougher challenge in their next game, where they will face reigning champions Batangas City Athletics on Aug. 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Patafa goal: Surpass 1983 SEAG team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? 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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Coincidentally, Puerto is now playing for the Sharks.“We have to remain positive and learn from this. We have to stay together as a team and use this as motivation to fight even harder in our next game,” added Cabahug, the former Adamson star.Frustration levels are so high that a source revealed an argument between a player and a coach broke out in the dugout over a timeout not called to try and get the Sharks into the scoreboard.“Every day, we fight hard during practice and we give it our all,” said reserve wingman Iron Suano, a former standout at San Jose Recoletos. “We have good practices but during the game, we have a tendency to shoot after just one or two passes.”Some of the city’s biggest stars have also come out to throw their support for the team. Former PBA stars Dondon Hontiveros and Roger Yap have asked fans to be patient and continue supporting the team.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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