JRU's unified discipline begins to yield fruitful results.


JRU’s unified discipline begins to yield fruitful results.

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After a tough 93-85 overtime loss to De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde last Friday, Jose Rizal University has appeared unstoppable.

The Heavy Bombers have secured back-to-back victories, dealing Mapua University and Emilio Aguinaldo College their first defeats, elevating them to an impressive 3-1 record and placing them as the second seed thus far.

Head coach Louie Gonzales attributes this success to a fundamental principle he consistently emphasizes to his players: discipline.

“Naka-focus talaga kami sa disiplina,” shared Gonzales on Wednesday, following a 77-71 triumph against the Generals.

“To win, we must act collectively, and that is our key ingredient.”

Gonzales acknowledged that their heartbreaking loss to the Blazers was a significant setback, particularly for the players. Rather than dwelling on the painful defeat, the Heavy Bombers returned to the basics, prioritizing discipline both on and off the court.

“Siguro after that loss is really a hard day for us and ang ginawa lang namin ay mas nagtiwala lang kami sa isa’t isa,” he added.

(Perhaps that loss was really a hard day for us and we just trusted each other.)

This approach has paid off, as JRU now boasts a two-game winning streak, marked by substantial victories against the Cardinals and the Generals, with veterans Agem Miranda and JL Delos Santos leading the way.

“Ang pinreach ko ay we need to be sharp, we need to play with a lot of discipline, at ‘yung effort hindi dapat mabawasan.”

(What I preached is to be sharp, we need to play with a lot of discipline and the effort should not be lessened.)

—JKC, GMA Integrated News



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