ATENEO De Manila University mentor Bo Perasol said he would not file a complaint against a La Sallian heckler identified as JJ Atayde during after the Blue Eagles’ 64-66 loss on Sunday against archrival De La Salle University at the Araneta Coliseum.
“I won’t file any complaint and it is up to the school [Ateneo] to file a complaint,” said Perasol, a former Philippine Basketball Association head coach. “I already said what I wanted to say to him. I didn’t appreciate what he did and that’s very disrespectful.”
Perasol, who was restrained by venue securities for charging at the group of La Sallians, said also that he already set aside the incident and ready to move on since it just happened due to ‘the heat of the moment.’
Atayde, for his part, said he is willing to say sorry to Perasol and there’s no intention to insult him.
Meanwhile, Cameroonian 6’7 Emmanuel Jean Mbe is one of the main reasons why National University (NU) is now on the top of the team standings in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball Season 76.
The UAAP Press Corps have chosen Mbe to be the league’s Player of the Week after providing NU the needed inside presence in its last game that earned them a league-leading 8-3 win-loss slate after beating University of the East (UE) (81-73).
The Cameroonian has averaged 13 points and 9.4 rebounds in NU’s recent big run. Another win by the Bulldogs will tighten their grip on the top spot and give them at least a playoff spot for a Final Four berth.
In other developments, the UAAP technical committee headed by Commissioner Chito Loyzaga has suspended Raffy Olivarez of UE for two playing games after committing two unsportsmanlike fouls during their game against NU.
Olivarez will join other suspended UE players Charles Mammie and Lord Casajeros.
The UAAP Commissioner also warned NU’s Mbe for playing physically in that game. JOSEF T. RAMOS