Loss puts a damper on Cansino’s stellar Tigers debut

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cansino, however, doesn’t see his stellar outing as something to celebrate for with UST losing to National University, 75-70.“It’s a bit painful because we lost,” Cansino said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Tigers showed grit after rallying from 17 points down but only to fall short in the endgame.Cansino said he still has a lot to work on especially on the defensive end. Dave Ildefonso stars as NU holds off UST Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UST’s CJ Cansino guards NU’s Dave Ildefonso. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonUniversity of Santo Tomas still has reasons to feel good about despite dropping its first game in the UAAP Season 81 on Saturday night.One of those is the performance of its first-year forward CJ Cansino, who led the Growling Tigers with 20 points and 10 rebounds in his debut.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “There were a number of times were I let my defender get past me. I have to improve further.”He was matched up with a fellow rookie in Dave Ildefonso, who had 19 points to lead the Bulldogs and someone who brings out the best in him.“I see it as a challenge. He’s a Gilas player, he’s smart and he’s really good.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more