Racela proud of Tolentino’s improved defensive effort

first_imgView comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the past three games, Far Eastern University head coach Olsen Racela has constantly pushed Arvin Tolentino to show more effort in the defensive end.With a reward of more minutes, the power forward showed he could do the dirty work and bring the intensity off the ball.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “I think he’s giving more effort now, the effort is there and he just needs to be consistent with it,” said Racela.The Tamaraws are now 3-2 in the standings, good for fourth place midway into the first round. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Ateneo stays unbeaten in five games, keeps UST winless Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I always tell him that I want to see the intangibles, the more he plays defense, the more he gets rebounds, the more he boxes out, and gets rebounds the more minutes he’ll get,” said Racela Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.After playing just six minutes against University of the East, where he put up 11 points and three rebounds, Tolentino averaged 20 minutes a game in the next three matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd with those minutes came averages of 16.33 points and 6.67 rebounds.Tolentino capped off his impressive run with a career-high 23 points to go along six rebounds, four of which came from the offensive glass, to lead FEU over National University 90-83 on Wednesday. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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