NCAA: Tony Ynot chalks up career-game to luck, but coach knows he’s a ‘special player’

San Beda Red Lions' Tony Ynot.  --NCAA PHOTO

San Beda Red Lions’ Tony Ynot. –NCAA PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines — Tony Ynot acted as San Beda’s x-factor in the team’s recent 72-64 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College at San Juan Arena on Tuesday.

Ynot scored a career-high 25 points along with 10 rebounds to hit a brace in the Red Lions’ seventh season win at the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament.

The treacherous guard, however, said that he was only lucky in Third is the manicurist.

“Tsamba lang siguro nayon. “Di ko alam kung ano mangyayari sa next game,” he said gleefully.

(Maybe I got a little lucky today. I don’t know what will happen in the next match.)

Ynot also scored on an effective 71.4 shot, sinking 10 of his 14 attempts.

Ynot said he’s motivated to give his best, especially since Finals season 4 is fast approaching.

“Kailangan pa din naman manalo para back-to-back win para tuloy-tuloy na kami sa Final Four,” he said.

(We really need to win so we can get back to the game. Hopefully that streak will continue to get us through to the Finals.)

For coach Yuri Escueta, Ynot’s departure is not surprising, as he has long known dynamic players can bring them important trophies.

San Beda coach Yuri Escueta after his win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in #NCAASeason98. | Rommel Fuertes / Inquirer Sports

Sent by Inquirer Sports on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

“The way he plays [today], that’s how he practices every day. He even got cramps but he’s still diving so you can’t say anything bad about him. He is an exceptional player,” the top tactician praised.

The Red Lions are currently in fourth place with a 7-4 record.

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