FEU opposite hitter Toni Rose Basas is about as shy as they’ll come.
The Management major didn’t even know what to say while she was being interviewed.
“Nahihiya po kasi ako baka mali ‘yung sinasagot ko,” she told reporters.
But Basas isn’t at all shy about taking control of FEU’s offense. With veteran open hitter, Bernadette Pons seeing limited playing time due to back problems, Basas has led FEU in scoring in each of their first four matches. She even went for a career-high 19 markers in a win over the UST Tigers.
“Ginagawa ko lang po talaga ‘yung sinasabi sa akin ng mga coaches. Talaga pong pinagtiyagaan nila ako sa ensayo nitong mga huling buwan,” said the former Junior Lady Tamaraw.
Whether it’s naivety or bravery, Basas’ demeanor doesn’t change regardless of who they face or the gravity of the situation. Against the defending champions Ateneo Lady Eagles, Basas was the only Lady Tam who got her game going, amassing 14 points.
“Siguro sa family ko lang po na laging sumusuporta sa akin saka kay God,” answered Basas when asked where she gets her courage.
Already an offensive powerhouse, Basas still has a long way to go with her reception and floor defense.
“Matiyaga ‘yung bata sa ensayo. Kaso ‘yun nga, kailangan pa pukpukin sa depensa saka sa receive niya. Other than that, sobrang saya namin sa nilalaro ni Toni,” said FEU head coach Shaq Delos Santos who also coached Toni’s older sister, Mari Toni Basas in FEU.
Basas and the Lady Tams will look to keep their momentum rolling when they face the UP Lady Maroons on Sunday, February 21, 4 p.m. at the MoA Arena.
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