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The slump continues as the De La Salle Green Archers fell to University of the East, 63-74, on June 3 in the FilOil-Flying V Preseason Manny V. Pangilinan Cup at the FilOil-Flying V Arena.

The Archers totally lost grip of the match when UE accrued a 15-2 spurt in the final five minutes of the third quarter to trail, 47-65. A James Martinez three early in the fourth was the Warriors’ biggest lead, 68-48.

Martinez led East with 15 points with Elmer Espiritu accumulating 14 and Paul Lee scoring 12 markers.

Peejay Barua headed De La Salle with 17 points. Arvie Bringas helped out with ten.

This is the Archers’ third straight setback in FilOil, falling to an even 3-3 standing. This marks their sixth consecutive loss counting the ones in the Nike Summer League.

The Taft-based team is tied with Far Eastern University and San Beda College in second, behind Jose Rizal University. All four made it to the quarterfinals.

The Archers will finish the eliminations against Colegio de San Juan de Letran on June 5 to determine the pairings in the playoffs.

Meanwhile, College of Saint Benilde bowed to San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 66-71.

Mark de Guzman notched ten points for the Blazers.

Gilbert Bulawan of San Sebastian topscored with 19 points with Jimbo Aquino helping out with ten.


San Sebastian 71 – Bulawan 19, Aquino 10, Maiquez 9, Sangalang 8, Maconocido 6, Pascual 5, Najorda 4, Semira 3, Dizon 3, Raymundo 2, Gatchalian 2, Gusi 0, del Rio 0.

Benilde 66 – de Guzman 10, dela Paz 9, Mañalac 9, Lastimosa 7, Dalanon 6, Morial 6, Tan 6, Argamino 5, Abolucion 4, Manlapaz 3, Umlas 1, Sia 0, Wong 0.

Quarters: 20-13, 32-32, 50-50, 71-66.

East 74 – Martinez 15, Espiritu 14, Lee 12, Llagas 9, Acuña 6, Lingganay 4, Tagarda 4, Bandaying 3, Noble 2, Acibar 2, Duran 2, Reyes 1, Pelopero 0, Zamar 0, Alabanza 0.

De La Salle 63 – Barua 17, Bringas 10, Webb 9, Bagatsing 6, Marata 5, Villanueva 4, Tolentino 4, Banal 3, Revilla 2, Mangahas 2, Andrada 1, Reyes 0, Atkins 0.

Quarters: 23-19, 43-38, 65-47, 74-63.

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