Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(C) PBA Images


Aldin Ayo stresses Converge still has a lot to work on heading to QF

Converge head coach Aldin Ayo said that there remains plenty of work ahead even after his team secured a slot into the PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals.

The FiberXers did so after downing Blackwater on Thursday night, becoming the third team next to TNT and San Miguel — presently the top two teams in the standings — to punch a ticket to the playoffs’ opening round.

It was, furthermore, the franchise’s third consecutive quarters trip, and second under the rookie mentor, who replaced first coach Jeffrey Cariaso.

“Siyempre grateful na nasa playoffs na, pero we still have to work on our game,” said Ayo after their 98-90 win at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

“I always tell the players that we have to continue building our team because it doesn’t really stop. As long as in contention ka, kailangan nabubuo ‘yung team eh. Ang dami pa naming kulang, ang dami pa naming dapat trabahuhin.”

Ayo, though, was glad to see his wards’ improvement from their loss to NLEX last February 18, particularly with how well they took care of the ball.

From committing a whopping 31 turnovers, 12 of which came from import Jamaal Franklin alone, Converge only had 19 this time around.

“May mag naitama kami. Especially ‘yung turnovers. Nabawasan ng konti,” said Ayo. “And yung execution medyo na-refine din ng konti.”

But Ayo was still far from satisfied with their execution, lamenting the times when his men couldn’t pull off some sets with precision.

“Kulang na kulang pa. Marami kaming hindi nae-execute kasi ‘di namin nae-execute yung initiation namin, ‘yung first part ng offense namin. Dun kami usually nagkaka-problema,” said the cager turned shot-caller.

#ReadMore  PBA: Tratter fits in as Magnolia crushes Blackwater in 'On Tour' debut

Surely, it would be among the matters Ayo and Co. are set to address heading into their next game versus Phoenix Super LPG on Sunday.

Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

You May Also Like


Converge head coach Aldin Ayo is leaving Maverick Ahanmisi’s situation to the management as he chooses to focus solely on building up the team....


Converge pulled away in the second quarter and left Terrafirma in the dust, 119-82, to open its PBA On Tour campaign on a high...


Making the game much faster. That is the goal of new rules set to be tested during the upcoming PBA on Tour games beginning...


Peter Alfaro drained the game-winning trey as Marinerong Pilipino-San Beda stunned reigning champion EcoOil-La Salle, 82-79, to barge into the winner’s circle of the...


TNT continued to show the same level of success in competitive sports outside of basketball. After taking the grand slam in PBA 3×3 and...


Scottie Thompson remained proud of how Ginebra fought, despite falling short of their goal to retain the PBA Governors’ Cup crown. Although he feels...


It’s never easy to carry the burden of defeat, but that helped Jayson Castro and TNT greatly in completing their ascension back to the...


Justin Brownlee offered no excuses after Ginebra witnessed the end of its rule over the PBA Governors’ Cup at the hands of TNT on...