La Salle squanders lead. Loses to UP in OT

After a strong second half run, the Green Archers lost steam down the stretch as they fall to the Fighting Maroons 85-92 in overtime Sunday in the FilOil Preseason.

Leading by 9 entering the final quarter, UP slowly inched they way to tie the count in the closing seconds of regulation. La Salle had one last attempt to win it but Andrei Caracut’s shot was blocked by Ricci Rivero to force an extension.

With Caracut fouling out and Aljun Melecio falling to cramps, the Archers were unable to find their mark in the final minutes of extra time as UP managed to increase their lead off foul shots and timely hits inside.

Justine Baltazar topscored with 22 points while Ralph Cu finished with 15, all from beyond the arc.

The Green Archers (1-1) will battle Mapua this Tuesday at 5pm.

Box Scores

DLSU 85 — Baltazar 22, Cu 15, Melecio 13, Bartlett 12, Lojera 10, Caracut 9, Manuel 3, Manaytay 1, Bates 0, Lim 0, Serrano 0, Capacio 0.

UP 92 — Rivero 28, Ja. Gomez de Liano 25, Manzo 18, Akhuetie 8, Prado 7, Webb 2, Gob 2, Murrell 2, Jaboneta 0, Spencer 0, Tungcab 0, Gozum 0.

Quarterscores: 20-17, 38-40, 53-62, 74-74, 92-85.


Takeaways from the Green Archers’ 2019 Preseason

The Green Archers finished first-runner up in the recently-concluded Fil Oil tournament. The preseason gave us an early bird look at the team which...

The Green Archers’ preseason tournament finish was a pleasant surprise

The Filoil Flying V preseason tournament is a very good preparatory venue for a college basketball team. The coaches and the players derive a...

Mika Reyes thinks ‘babawi’ ang DLSU Lady Spikers

UAAP Season 81 was unfruitful for the DLSU Lady Spikers, whose quest for a fourth straight championship ended at the hands of Sisi Rondina...

For women’s football awardees, individual glories come after team success

Out of the six individual awards available in the UAAP Season 81 Women’s Football Tournament, four of them were given to the De La...

From the Spot: Almohjili on his post-season form, fasting and Season 82

When Mohammad Almohjili scored at the 77th minute of the finals of the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Football Tournament, the championship looked to return...
- Advertisment -