Game 3 is done. A 2-1 record. Good. A weak UE team, they say. Hardly. Feu beating a seemingly unstoppable offensive juggernaut in UP. By now, you must realize that teams who do not bring their A game at game time will lose. This season is wide open, even for UE. Before the start of the game, my friend and...
After two games, Aljun Melecio finally found his range.The third-year guard, who has been experiencing an unsual shooting slump dating back to the preseason, scored 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc as the Green Archers beat UE 82-72 for their second straight win.Justine Baltazar followed-up from his breakthrough performance last Wednesday with another double-double of 16...
The rebuilding process express of the De La Salle Green Archers continue this Sunday against the UE Red Warriors.  The Red Warriors also seem to claim to be on a rebuilding phase because of their new coach, Coach Joe Silva.Personally, I think UE is on a more rebuilding stage at this point.  For DLSU, Coach Louie is already familiar...
The DLSU women's basketball team kicked-off their UAAP season 81 campaign last September 9 with a 72-57 thrashing of Adamson. Khate Castillo led the way for the Lady Archers with 21 points while returning Camille Claro following with 7. The team followed it up with 64-61 victory over last year's finalist UE this past Wednesday. Claro, who missed the whole of...
It’s not as if his game-long brilliance wasn’t noticed by everyone at the Mall of Asia Arena but with the score tied at 76-all with 30 seconds remaining, La Salle’s third-year player Justine Baltazar needed to produce one more basket in order give DLSU head coach Louie Gonzales his maiden UAAP win. With the game on the line and with...

The Intangibles

During the initial stages of the game, Justin Baltazar was hoisting brick jumpshots repeatedly, prompting one of my friends to comment "medyo bwakaw ata si Baltazar a". To which I calmly responded "mukhang inutos". I knew immediately what the coaching staff was doing. To get Balti to establish his midrange shooting game to draw out the NU big men...
Shorthanded once again, but not empty handed this time around. Behind a breakout performance from Justine Baltazar, the Green Archers outlasts NU 80-76 to notch their first win of the season. After a slow start which saw themselves trailing by as much as 11 points, La Salle managed to get things going to close out the first half strong and cut...