Undermanned CEU finds victory in defeat after gallant stand in finals

first_imgNeymar accepts pay-cut in ‘verbal agreement’ with Barcelona View comments Just how incredible?The Scorpions made their way to the finals despite having only eight players. What’s more impressive is that they even managed to steal Game 2 from the mighty Blue Eagles.“We’ve overachieved. It was a big accomplishment for the team despite the eight-man lineup and seven-man rotation,” Pumaren said.READ: PBA D-League: Even with just 7 players, CEU stuns Go for Gold for semisHaving an undermanned roster, however, eventually took its toll on CEU.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES The Scorpions’ inspiring run to the finals ended on Tuesday after taking a title-clinching 98-66 beating at the hands of reigning two-time UAAP champion Ateneo in Game 4.The lopsided loss, however, won’t take away the fact that CEU remains a winner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: Cignal-Ateneo bags 2019 PBA D-League title, rips CEU in Game 4“I’ve never said this to the boys because I don’t want them to feel satisfied by just making the finals, but I told the boys today that for me, you’re already champions,” CEU head coach Derrick Pumaren said. “You’ve done something incredible. You have nothing to be ashamed of and you have to keep your heads high.” MANILA, Philippines—Centro Escolar University may have failed to win the 2019 PBA D-League title but it had done enough that a championship trophy wasn’t necessary.ADVERTISEMENT Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughingcenter_img MOST READ Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’ PLAY LIST 01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We wanted to extend the series, we wanted to put up a good fight but I think the fatigue factor has really gotten to us that the players were cramping up,” said Pumaren.“We feel bad but we really lost to a better team. Ateneo is just a very strong team. They showed their dominance in today’s game. I tried to push them but that’s everything we had.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knickslast_img read more