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Mark Omega on Louie Sangalang: ‘Mas matigas pa rin ako dun’

Perpetual head coach Myk Saguiguit commended the effort of Mark Omega during their 55-54 win against Emilio Aguinaldo University on Tuesday.

The Altas enforcer finished strong on this one ending up with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and a block.

It’s numbers that have been his norms season NCAA Season 97.NCAA-98-UPHSD-vs-EAC-Mark-Omega-2-1 Mark Omega on Louie Sangalang: 'Mas matigas pa rin ako dun' Basketball NCAA News UPHSD  - philippine sports news

“Kanina talagang nakita ko siya, yung eagerness niya kumuha ng tira eh. Talagang kinukuha niya. Kasi siguro nakuha niya in rhythm siya kanina e. So ayun ang nangyari,” said the Altas head tactician while giving his big man a new moniker — the rebound king.

“Yung rebounding, hindi matatawaran sa kanila yan, kasi nung season 97 nasa taas kami diyan e. Sabi ko wag nating bawasan yan, maging ano tayo mas lalo pa magbigay ng effort diyan. Alam ko pag rebounding team ka malaki yung chance mo to get a win. E nandito nga si Mark Omega, the rebound king.” he continued.

It was a hard-fought win for Perpetual as it was a closely contested match until the last second.

The Altas though have no time to relax as they are set to face the defending champion Colegio de San Juan de Letran on Friday.NCAA-98-UPHSD-vs-EAC-Myk-Saguiguit Mark Omega on Louie Sangalang: 'Mas matigas pa rin ako dun' Basketball NCAA News UPHSD  - philippine sports news

“Pinakamahinang team noh Letran? Defending champion,” Saguiguit quipped.

“Malaking trabaho sobra, defending champion yon, tapos mga big teams ng NCAA, kaya trabahuhin namin every game.”

The rebound king will be tested on this one as he is set to match up against another banger in Louie Sangalang who is coming back from a two-game suspension.

Currently, Omega is seventh on the rebound ladder averaging 9.0 boards per game.

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Just one rung above him is Letran’s starting big man Louie Sangalang, who is averaging 10.25 caroms per game.

But unlike his head coach, Omega doesn’t seem to be worried about his counterpart.NCAA-98-CSJL-vs.-AU-Louie-Sangalang-0616 Mark Omega on Louie Sangalang: 'Mas matigas pa rin ako dun' Basketball NCAA News UPHSD  - philippine sports news

“Para sakin hindi naman hadlang sakin si Sangalang eh. Mas matigas pa rin ako dun.”

Surely, this head-to-head is something to look forward to.

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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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