first_imgAyo’s two-year stay with the Green Archers produced two finals appearances including a title in 2016 in the UAAP while also transforming Montalbo into one of the best defending guards in the league.And on Saturday the two met once more but this time it was only Montalbo, who was draped in green-and-white with Ayo now coaching under the black-gold banner of University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMontalbo’s Green Archers emerged victorious over Ayo’s Growling Tigers in a blinding 110-69 victory, but the “Man of Steal” was just simply reminded of how grateful he was for Ayo when he played  against the coach that made him to what he is.“I was happy, I approached him during warm-ups but I didn’t get the chance to go to him at the end of the game,” said Montalbo in Filpino at Ynares Center here. “It’s because of him that I got the ‘Man of Steal’ moniker.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Resurgent Bolts near quarters, rip Beermen Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ANTIPOLO—For the past two years, Aldin Ayo had Kib Montalbo as his trusted trooper when he was at the helm of De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Montalbo became one of the most prolific defenders the UAAP has seen in Season 80 when he registered 1.7 steals per game making him the second-best thief just behind Adamson’s Jerie Pingoy.Ayo and Montalbo didn’t have chance to face each other in the first round of the Season 81 men’s basketball tournament with the guard sidelined due to a thumb injury.Montalbo said that this might be the last game he’ll face Ayo in the basketball court and he just wanted to thank his former mentor for what he’s done.“Credit goes to him because I learned a lot from him and I wish him luck in his career in UST.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims PLAY LIST 01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img

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