Photo by Angela Davocol
Letran Knight Jeremiah Taladua outmuscled JJ Española of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 16-9, in the Hanes 1-on-1 King of the Hardcourt, on Friday, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Known as a pesky defender for Letran, Taladua displayed his offensive versatility as he converted three triples to further bury Española in the game.
However, it was his post-up game that notched him the victory in the final minutes of the game. "Lagi naman kaming nagpa-practice eh. Kumbaga, 'yun na 'rin 'yung preparation ko." Taladua explained. "Naglalaro lang ako, in-eenjoy ko lang, hindi ako nape-pressure," he added.
Taladua will face La Salle Green Archer Miguel Corteza in the next round of the tournament.