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100% Jeron Teng bounces back against FEU

Coach Juno Sauler (left) and Jeron Teng as they prepare for the post-game presser. Ivan Saldajeno
A healthy Jeron Teng showed up and provided the much-needed punch for La Salle to tie its virtual best-of-three Final Four encounter against FEU.

"Yes! I'm 100% [healthy]," he said in the post-game press conference.

Teng scorched for 25 points on 7-of-15 field goals and a perfect 5-of-5 free throws along with seven rebounds and three assists in the Green Archers' win, bouncing back from a lethargic outing.

Teng, who just recovered from dengue and had to attend a fashion event the night before they faced the Tamaraws in the playoff for second place on Sunday, was limited to only eight points in that game.

He also said that he does not want the seniors to play their last game there.

"It's too early for them to end their UAAP careers. We just wanna play more games," he added.

Meanwhile, asked about an event in the third quarter where he was hit by FEU's Ron Dennison at the midsection, Teng said, "May mga players na talagang ganun. Kailangan ko lang magfocus sa team kasi crucial itong game na ito."

On the other hand, Coach Juno Sauler lauded the role players for stepping up.

"We can't just rely on two or three players. Even the role players have to step up," Sauler said.

He also said that the six-day break helped them a lot.

"It was a chance for them to recover," he added.

Sauler also said that the team was not thinking about the twice-to-beat disadvantage.

"I just told the players to make the most out of the situation you are in," he said.
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