There is no quit in Ayaay, Zark’s-Lyceum

first_imgPBA IMAGESMJ Ayaay knows how big his responsibility is whenever he’s on the floor for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum.As one of the team’s veterans, the 24-year-old has been coach Topex Robinson’s glue guy, the one to calm the team whenever things go array.ADVERTISEMENT View comments From there, Zark’s-Lyceum got their shots down and slowly chipped the deficit away until it finally tied the game at the 3:34 mark.In the end, the Jawbreakers strung a 21-5 finishing kick to steal the game, 82-77, and advance to the semifinals.“For me, as long as we’re alive, there is hope. We can’t quit because the ball is round and anything can happen. Even though we’re trailing, we just had to keep on grinding,” said Ayaay, who finished with 15 points, four rebounds, five steals, and four blocks in the big victory.Now that Zark’s-Lyceum got itself a new lease on life, it revived its hopes of winning the crown once again, with the best-of-three semifinals series against Marinerong Pilipino scheduled to open on Tuesday.And Ayaay is bringing in a positive attitude as he and the rest of the Jawbreakers eye to make the most of this opportunity.ADVERTISEMENT Phoenix has no plans of going on early vacation in Commissioner’s Cup Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “We don’t want to be embarrassed because our bosses have high expectation on us. That’s going to be our motivation as we hope to win the championship,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ But Ayaay’s mettle was tested on Thursday as Zark’s-Lyceum found itself on the brink of elimination.Trailing CEU, 72-61 with 7:27 left in the game, things looked bleak for the Jawbreakers following the sudden exit of CJ Perez, who fouled out with 4:54 remaining in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThen, Ayaay settled everyone down.“I’m the veteran here and I know coach Topex is counting on me. I didn’t want to let him down,” he said. “So I told my teammates that we had no choice but to help each other out, especially on defense.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more