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Macaraya says there’s no use in filing complaint as Baste already out


San Sebastian College-Recoletos is now out of the final four race of the NCAA Season 98 Seniors Basketball Tournament after an 83-78 loss to College of St. Benilde.

And Golden Stags head coach Egay Macaraya was not on the court to see the stand put up by his wards.

Macaraya was ejected right at the end of the first half following a request for a coach’s challenge after his guard Alex Desoyo was accidentally hit in the face by Carlo Lim

His request was denied by the game officials — even slapping him with an ejection.

“Hindi pwede [review] pero sila gumawa ng ruling na pwede. Nandon naman yon, nasa ruling. Mali na nila yon, tas eto pangalawa pa,” said Macaraya.

“Napaka-frustrating kasi alam niyo naman na kailangan namin yung panalo and chance pa na makapasok sa final four.”

The Stags tactician refused to leave the court and fought for his right. His request was later on granted but nothing good came out of it due to the technical and disqualifying foul called on him. And to put a nail into the coffin, his ejection still went through.

Macaraya is still also torn about complaining since their teams is already out of the picture and thinks that their complain would just lead to nowhere.

“Ang sa amin lang is mag-file ng complain. Yung nga lang tapos na yung laro. Yun yung mahirap don e. San yun mapupunta, pag ako nag-sorry or sila nag-sorry, I don’t care. Talo na kami e. Yun yung mahirap.

“Ang sakin lang sana kung ano man rason nila, tinechnical nila ko, [tapos] ibibigay pala nila yung coaches challenge ko. Inout muna nila ako bago nila ibigay. That’s not right,” the veteran head coach continued.

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It was not the first time that Macaraya was ignored by game officials for a challenge as during their game against San Beda, San Sebastian was also denied a challenge after a supposed eight-second call.

“Kasi meron silang guidelines doon e. Nung crucial na laro namin kalaban ang San Beda, nag ano din kami coach’s challenge, eight seconds. Tapos sabi din nila hindi pwede, tulad nung nnagyari ngayon,” he stressed.

At the start of the game, Blazers’ Will Gozum also hit the face of Stags’ Rhinwhill Yambing and blood went pouring out of his head.

The officials also did not review the play and Yambing was even called for a blocking foul as he was being escorted back to the dugout to be checked.

“Pangalawa yung kay Yambing na ang laki ng butas sa ulo hindi man lang sila nag-effort na tignan dun sa [replay] din. E ang laki nung butas ng ulo nung bata,” he shared.

“Ang hindi ko lang maintinidhan, yung mga konting bagay tinitignan nila. Yung may dugo hinid nila tinignan. Why? Yun yung question ko, bakit? Kung pwedemadisqualifying foul dahil sa ulo yon and above the shoulder. Anong problema, hindi ko manintindihan.”

And now that they are officially out of the final four sweepstakes, Macaraya has a wish from the league.

“Ang sakin lang sana maging consistent sana every game kasi ang dami nang problema e. Sana lang maayos lahat”

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Writer. Letranite. Basketball nerd and a life-long Los Angeles Lakers fan. My love for sports brought me here.


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