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'Na-scout talaga kami,' says UP's Desiderio

MANILA, Philippines – There were no last second heroics for Paul Desiderio in the Battle of Katipunan on Wednesday, as University of the Philippines slumped to a 21-point loss to neighbors Ateneo de Manila University.

Just last Sunday, Desiderio had made up for an awful shooting afternoon by draining the game-winner for the Fighting Maroons against University of Santo Tomas in their UAAP Season 80 opener.

UP's Paul Desiderio (18) made only four of 18 field goals against Ateneo. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports
This time around, however, the Blue Eagles did not give him a chance to try and bring UP back from the brink of defeat.

"Struggle talaga," Desiderio admitted after the game, which Ateneo won, 92-71, to deflate the Fighting Maroons after their epic victory over the weekend.

"Na-scout talaga kami," Desiderio continued. "Halos lahat ng play namin, na-counter ng Ateneo."

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/14/17/na-scout-talaga-kami-says-ups-desiderio

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