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LPU’s David, Navarro talk about facing their former team San Sebastian

by Niel Victor Masoy, July 23, 2019 10:39pm

Jayson David and Renzo Navarro of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Pirates faced their former team in the San Sebastian College Recoletos (SSCR) Golden Stags on Tuesday in the NCAA season 95 Seniors basketball tournament at the San Juan Arena.

The two former Golden Stags, who transferred to LPU two years ago, had the last laugh in the reunion as the Pirates won, 80-69, to improve their record to 3-1.

For David, facing San Sebastian again was like the old times when he used to practice with the team.

“Inenjoy ko lang yung game parang nasa scrimmage lang ako sa Baste, parang dati lang,” said David.

The 6-foot-5 forward and center admitted, though, he felt shy battling the Golden Stags.

“Hindi nga ako tumitingin sa bench nila eh, nahihiya ako.”

On the other hand, Navarro said he also enjoyed playing against his former team and added there’s an extra motivation to beat his former teammates.

“Since high school doon ako naglaro eh, ngayon kalaban ko sila sa NCAA syempre laging may extra motivation for me,” the 5-foot-10 point guard remarked.

“Enjoy talaga kasi kapag kalaro mo mga kapatid mo rin, mga teammates mo before.”

David and Navarro did pretty well against their former school.

The former put up 10 points, six rebounds and three assists, while the latter poured in 11 markers in the win.

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