The De La Salle Green Archers quickly made up for their loss to the FEU Tamaraws by defeating the Adamson Soaring Falcons, 66-57, on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
It was a sloppy win for La Salle, which surrendered a 23-8 lead after the first quarter as the Falcons got within three at one point in the third period.
Jason Perkins, who hit key baskets to put DLSU ahead for good in the final minutes, finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Jeron Teng, meanwhile, put up an all-around effort by tallying 15 markers, 8 boards, and 6 assists. Almond Vosotros, who was 0-of-7 from downtown, put up 12 points.
DLSU, as a team, finished with just one 3-ball after taking 17 attempts.
The Green Archers also shot just 34% from the field, while making only 64% of their free throws but did haul down 49 rebounds.
Don Trollano came up with 26 points for the Soaring Falcons, which was a career high.
DLSU will look to improve to 9-3 against UST, whom they face on September 6, Saturday.
La Salle’s win against Adamson puts them in a tie with Ateneo for the second seed in the league standings, with NU possibly joining them after this afternoon’s later game.
Arnold Van Opstal and Norbert Torres combined for 13 points, while Kib Montalbo and Julian Sargent registered four and three, respectively.
DLSU (66) – Perkins 16, Teng 15, Vosotros 12, Van Opstal 7, N. Torres 6, Montalbo 4, Sargent 3, Bolick 3, Rivero 0.
AdU (57) – Trollano 26, Rios 11, Ochea 6, Nalos 5, Monteclaro 4, Aquino 3, Barrera 0, Villanueva 0, Baytan 0, Polican 0, Inigo 0, Garcia 0.
Quarterscores: 23-8; 33-27; 55-43; 66-57.