COMING up with the big numbers in every game isn’t the job of the Jasper Parker.
But creating scoring opportunities is his main role for the team.
Far Eastern University coach Olsen Racela said this of the team’s 5’10” guard after they came away with a 79-63 win over the University of the East Red Warriors Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“It’s not about his scoring. But it’s the way he orchestrates everything for us,” said Racela after the Tams stayed in contention for a Final Four seat in the 80th University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament.
The Tams, who now have a 6-6 win-loss record, got big points from Parker in this game as he knocked in nine of his 18 points in the final quarter.
They started pulling away on a three-point play from Prince Orizu and two freebies from Parker in the remaining 5:48, 60-55.
Parker, who played for Cesafi in Cebu in the early days of his college career, played above his averages of 9.1 points and 3.5 rebounds.
Parker’s three-pointer and charity in the last 2:06 allowed FEU to take a commanding 74-60 lead in the last 2:06.
FEU also got 10 points from Arvin Tolentino and nine from Ron Dennison and Allen Trinidad.