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Estrella repays Co’s trust as Mapua finds silver lining in lost season

With the game tied at 71 with 30 seconds left and the ball in his hands, Andoy Estrella only had one person in his mind: coach Atoy Co.

“I knew I had to give him a reason to trust me again. I haven’t been playing that well lately. So during our practices, he was giving me confidence to make up for the bad games,” he said in Filipino.

Andoy Estrella. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net
Estrella had the chance to redeem himself and Co gave him the opportunity to as the Cardinals went to the senior playmaker for the crucial basket.

He measured his defender with the clock dwindling down. He stepped just before the arc and hoisted for a three over Flash Sadiwa. Swish. The Cardinals took the 74-71 advantage with 20.6 seconds left.

Author: Randolph B. Leongson, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/267397/estrella-repays-cos-trust-mapua-finds-silver-lining-lost-season

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