first_img“The game plan was just to let the other guys step up and to learn to play without me and Paul (Desiderio). That was really our game plan,” he said. “That was really the reason why he rested me in the game.”READ: Sara, also-ran Batangas stun Cafe FranceFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith the team’s leading scorers only playing for a combined nine minutes in the game, Cafe France fell to also-ran Batangas, 91-69, as it stumbled to the playoffs on a two-game losing skid.Still, Ebondo said that the slump wasn’t any reason for the Bakers to fret knowing that it holds a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Sara, also-ran Batangas stun Cafe France ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ PBA IMAGESCafe France couldn’t care less about what the result of its final elimination game against Batangas on Monday.Congolese Rod Ebondo shared that with the Bakers locked in at third place, there was no reason for coach Egay Macaraya to exhaust his wards going to the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “We have a game on Thursday and coach just wanted to rotate the players, especially if ever it happens that I get in foul trouble,” he said.However, Ebondo said that Cafe France must pick up itself from these recent string of losses and shift its focus to the playoffs, where it’s still awaiting its quarterfinal date.“We just have to forget about it and move on,” he said. “If we lose on Thursday, we will have a do-or-die, so now the competition is tough. We just have to forget about today and move on and focus on to the quarterfinals.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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