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Racela brothers collide; Ateneo eyes win No. 6 – Manila Bulletin


Brothers Olsen and Nash Racela will meet on reverse sides of the court docket as Far Jap College and Adamson College conflict on Thursday within the UAAP Season 84 males’s basketball match on the Mall of Asia Area in Pasay Metropolis.

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Nash Racela of Adamson and Olsen Racela of Far Jap College (UAAP Media Bureau)

Tipoff is about at 7 p.m. as Olsen’s Tamaraws spearheaded by RJ Abarrientos, Ljay Gonzales and Xyrus Torres tackle the Jerom Lastimosa-led Adamson of Nash.

FEU has lastly entered the win column, ending its three-game shedding skid with an 88-74 win in opposition to winless College of the East final April 5 to enhance its document to 2-3.

Olsen expressed pleasure about competing in opposition to Nash and added that this might be a candy deal with for his or her supportive mom Mary Rose, who is anticipated to cheer for each of them.

The PBA nice jested that his mother wore an FEU shirt in opposition to UE and stated, both manner, it spells a win-lose scenario when the Tamaraws battle the Falcons.

“Well, very excited [to compete against Adamson],” stated the long-time FEU coach. “Before the season, minarkahan ko na ‘yong Adamson schedule namin. But I’m sure my mom was extremely excited more than kaming dalawa ni Nash and nakabalik na ‘yong fans, ‘yong crowd so my mom could be there on Thursday as well.”

Nash, for his half, stated enjoying in opposition to his brother is “just another game” and bared that Adamson’s strategy will stay the identical identical to their earlier matches within the hopes of arresting their three-game shedding streak.

The Falcons dropped to a 1-4 slate after falling in opposition to the College of the Philippines Preventing Maroons, 73-71, final Sunday.

“Nothing really special for me. I want to be consistent with my players because I always tell them to focus on the task at hand and not to think about anything else so the same way going to Thursday’s (today) game ‘yon lang din gusto kong gawin,” added the one-time UAAP champion coach.

In different video games, De La Salle and UP, which share an similar 4-1 slate, battle within the curtain-raiser at 10 a.m, whereas College of Santo Tomas (2-3) and Nationwide College (2-3) collide at 1 p.m. Reigning champion Ateneo (5-0), in the meantime, face winless UE (0-5) at 4 p.m.

 

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