December 15, 2019

Standhardinger all-out in NorthPort's finals bid despite fatigue setting in

NOT even the fatigue setting in could stop Christian Standhardinger from going all-out in NorthPort's PBA Governors Cup semis series against Barangay Ginebra.

Despite playing non-stop since the start of the playoffs, all the way to the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Fil-German sophomore has been playing like a bunny energizer for the Batang Pier.
He had 16 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists in the team's 124-90 stunner of the Kings Saturday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Admitting that fatigue is fact catching up on him, Standhardinger had none of it during Game One of the best-of-five semis series.

"I'm a little banged-up, but I'm OK. And nothing could keep me off the court," said the 30-year-old center.

NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio disclosed Standhardinger didn't practice with the Batang Pier on the eve of the series opener as he opted to rest after suiting up for the national men's team that retained the basketball gold in the recently-concluded SEA Games.
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Standhardinger though stressed he had played under a much worse condition.

"I played with much worse," he stressed, "It's not my body, it's more like a little sickness that is annoying."

"I'm worried about it because I want to be as good as I can to play the games."

Game Two is set Monday also at the Big Dome. (RG)