Playing different roles, Jeron Teng steps up for depleted Alaska

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Teng’s skills weren’t the only thing put to the test but also his character after Blackwater fought tooth and nail in the final seven minutes of the game.The Elite erased Alaska’s 90-82 lead with an 11-2 run to take a 93-92 buffer with 3:41 left to play after Allein Maliksi’s three-pointer.Alaska, however, got back to its offense and scored on back-to-back baskets with Sonny Thoss giving the Aces a 103-100 lead with 34.3 seconds remaining on a free throw line jumper.Although Teng went scoreless in the final period, he made enough impact for the Aces to get the win.“I think it was our composure that brought us the win and we just stuck to the system,” said Teng. “It’s a good thing we made crucial baskets at the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Hungry’ Rene Catalan not to be held back by age ahead of biggest fight yet ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Listed as a guard in the Aces’ roster, Teng, at times, had to play power forward just to fill in the gaps in the system but the 24-year-old said he’s fine with whatever role he’s given even if it means he has to adjust on the fly.“I just keep myself ready every time I get on the court and I always try to give my best whatever role coach asks me to play,” said Teng Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I’ll do whatever it takes to win,” he added.Alaska is still missing Vic Manuel, JVee Casio, Simon Enciso, Yutien Andrada, and rookie GBoy Babilonia due to injuries and some players had to adjust and play multiple positions just to keep the system in place. Jeron Teng. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jeron Teng is one of Alaska’s most diligent troopers and with the team still severely undermanned three games into its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, the sophomore wing man knew he had to step up to the plate.Constantly switching from being a backcourt player to playing up front, Teng shone brightly in his best game of the season, scoring 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbing six rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img