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Reden Celda turns sentimental after Columbian’s second win

After being the ridicule of the league during the last four conferences, the Columbian Dyip may have turned over a new leaf. And Reden Celda was very sentimental after getting their second win of the conference.

Celda was a vital piece in Columbian’s 123-103 dismantling of the NLEX Road Warriors on Saturday, finishing with a career-high 26 points along with four boards and four assists.

But more than the stats he provided, the diminutive combo guard was more satisfied with the victory, as it is their second win in their first three games of the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup.

“Bonus na lang sa akin yung stats, ang importante yung panalo talaga,” shared Celda, after the match at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. “Kasi simula nung rookie year ko hirap kaming manalo.

“Ngayon medyo maganda yung takbo ng team namin, mas organized kami mas may patutunguhan kami sa offense at sa defense. Masaya ako sa nangyayari, sana nga magtuluy-tuloy.”

After the game, everybody from the Dyip side were ecstatic, screaming all the way from the hallway to their locker room. Just like what head coach Ricky Dandan said in the post-game presser, nobody could blame them from feeling that way.

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“You have to understand where I’m coming from… We came from a one-win conference, and I am in awe with what our players have done today,” said the veteran bench strategist.

Over the past two conferences, the Dyip had a poor 1-21 record. But in this current tilt, they are now 2-1 — truly impressive progress for the often-scrutinized, four-year-old franchise

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The team is definitely on a high with what they have accomplished. But that doesn’t mean that the Dyip will be satisfied, says the 2017 All-Rookie Team member.

“Hindi kami nakukuntento, keep working pa rin kasi maliliit kami,” expressed the 26-year-old Davao-native.

“Kung masipag kami, mas doble pa dapat especially mas malalakas yung mga susunod na kalaban namin.”

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