Behind Aljun Melecio’s game-high 27 points, the De La Salle Green Archers notch their 3rd win in the FilOil Tournament against Perpetual Help – 96-83.
Trailing by 7 to start the final period, the team went on a 20-0 tear with 8 coming from Melecio. Taane Samuel and Santi Santillan added 19 and 18 points respectively for the Archers, who remain undefeated at 3-0.
Captain Kib Montalbo and center Brandon Bates were rested for this game.
Just like in their initial matches, there remains to be a lot of defensive lapses particularly in the perimeter. Also, La Salle struggled with the Altas’ zone for the most part of this game. Credit goes to the team for making the necessary adjustments and finding their rhythm on offense down the stretch.
With the team lacking cohesion, first-year Archers head coach Louie Gonzales lauded his team’s willingness to listen and learn.
“Alam naman natin eh, capable ‘tong mga ‘to. Pero what’s good with them right now, they surrender, talagang tinitignan nila ako kung anong gusto kong mangyari,”
The Green Archers will next face the EAC Generals next Friday at 4:30PM
DLSU 96 – Melecio 27, Samuel 19, Santillan 18, Baltazar 16, Caracut 5, Corteza 4, Go 3, Capacio 2, Gob 2, Tolentino 0, Dyke 0.
UPHSD 83 – Aurin 21, Eze 14, Sese 12, Charcos 10, Pido 10, Peralta 6, Pasia 6, Soriano 4, Tamayo 0, Peralta 0.
Quarterscores: 20-20; 48-47; 64-71; 96-83.