As part of their preparation for their title defense in the upcoming UAAP season, the Green Archers is currently competing in Buddha Light International Association (BLIA) Cup in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

De La Salle is representing the Philippines in this tournament, organized by the Fo Guang Shan Monastery and is participated by select universities all over the world.

The team opened their campaign with a 110-103 win over Taiwan’s Chie Hsin University last Tuesday. Earlier today, they scored a come-from-behind victory over USA representative Vanguard University 84-81.

Ricci Rivero nailed a three from an inbound pass to force overtime and made a crucial steal and layup in the final minute to seal the win for the Green Archers. He finished the game with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals. Ben Mbala led all scorers with 28 points.

Box Scores Mbala 28, R.Rivero 25, Montalbo 13, Santillan 8, Melecio 4, Tratter 4, Caracut 2, Go 0, Baltazar 0

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