Bloodied Nieto willing to ‘sacrifice anything’

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Melecio says La Salle lacked communication in Game 1 loss Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith a championship on the line, anyone is more than ready to lay everything on the table.And for Matt Nieto, he’s even willing to risk it all even his face.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nieto was able to start the second half and he eventually finished with 11 points.“Even though I was down, even though they did call the charging on me, I just wanted to let everyone know that I was going to sacrifice anything, even my face for that possession,” said Nieto, who added that Mbala did not apologize to him after the game.READ: Mbala says ‘I did not intend to hit or hurt’ Nieto“No, he didn’t, although the coaching staff did,” said Nieto. “Coach Aldin [Ayo] and Prince [Rivero] asked me how I was and asked if it needed stitches.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Nieto took an inadvertent elbow from Ben Mbala just above his right eye with 36.6 seconds left in the second quarter of Game 1 between Ateneo and La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals on Saturday.READ: Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben MbalaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was just anticipating his spin, and I think he’s just too tall for me so his elbow was smack in front of my face,” said Nieto of the 6-foot-8 MbalaMbala’s hit left Nieto bloodied, disoriented, and downright pissed, as he went to the Blue Eagles’ locker room at Mall of Asia Arena a few minutes before his teammates did. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img