UAAP Season 73 | Game Review: UE Red Warriors vs UP Fighting Maroons
Another close game from the Red Warriors, but this time they finally went home with a win. Ending a 4 straight losses will surely gives the community to hold on faith that they can continue this performance for their two remaining games in the 1st round of elimination.
Analysing the stat sheet of UE over UP will never give us the real answer why the Red Warriors’ won it. A low scoring game from both teams, maybe not a good sign for the Red Warriors, limiting UP for just 54 points, while UP limits UE for 59 points, very close indeed, if not for those timely three point shoots by Paul Lee this would be a different analysis, especially that UP has a more stat over steals, assists, blocks and even in the field goal percentage.
Regarding the Red Warriors rebounding problem, the game against UP is a welcoming development, the Red Warriors were able to keep the battle on the board very close, the Red Warriors made 46 rebounds against the 2nd most rebounding team in the league who made 43 rebounds. The Red Warriors are slowly solving their rebounding problem and hopes that they will be able to continue this great performance for their future games.
Now, let’s go back why the Red Warriors were able to snatch their win against UP. If you have seen Garrick Ayala, Sam Razon, and especially Paul Lee’s reaction during the game, they were so fired-up that they so wanted to win that game. The Red Warriors showed more heart in that game. No one can take away the Sam Razon’s moment when he made a field goal over a more taller defenders. No one can take away Lordy Casajeros’ composure at the 1st half when UP was on the lead. No one can take James Martinez and Paul Zamar’s needed help beyond-the-arc especially against a tall line-up of UP. And, no one can take away Paul Lee’s moment when kissed to the crowd after making that 5 feet beyond the 3 point line shoot and cried in joy when he was singing the UE hymn.
The real Red Warriors are finally here.