NCAA: Altas stay in shape amid ECQ

Published May 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Perpetual Help Altas, according to head coach Frankie Lim, continue to stay in shape in their dormitories or respective provinces.

Perpetual head coach Frankie Lim celebrates with his players in their game against Mapua last July 9, 2019 (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)
Perpetual head coach Frankie Lim (left) (MB File Photo)

“Kaya pinagwo-workout ang mga bata ay para anytime na babalik na sa practice, eh about 30 percent tuning up nalang gagawin, which I think in about six weeks e kundisyon na ulit mga players,” Lim said by phone.

The team settled for 7th place in NCAA Season 95, which the Letran Knights ruled over the San Beda Red Lions in the best-of-3 Finals.

Some of the players went home before lockdown like Ben Adamos in Bicol, Jielo Razon and Jasper Cuevas in Las Pinas City, Kim Aurin in Bacoor, Cavite, Kit Jimenez and Phil Am recruits Nikko Paranada and Jethro Moll in the United States.

The 15-man line-up are also doing online training given by conditioning coach Mel Lantin.

The entire team last practiced on March 15 before the whole NCR was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

Other mainstays of the Altas include Jef Egan, Ton ton Peralta, Aldeo Lucero, Stve Flores, Christian Pagaran and Nathaniel Sevilla.

Meantime, Junior Altas coach Myk Saguiguit sends his wards exercise videos on a regular basis and talks to them via video conference, getting updates from mainstays Gelo Gelsano, Eco Nunez, Shawn Orgo, Jomar Ignacio, Gabby Angeles, Kyle Thompson, Kyle Cuevas and new recruit Cyrus Nitura.