Green Archers put Falcons deeper into muck

By Paolo Manuel Fule

QUEZON CITY--De La Salle University Green Archers were in one of their best offensive modes this season when they battered the still winless Adamson University Falcons, 88-71 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday. 

La Salle veterans Jeron Teng and Thomas Torres combined for 34 points for the Archers while the Falcons didn’t sustain their third quarter rally despite a double-double effort by Papi Sarra with 18 points and 14 rebounds. 

Coach Juno Sauler rotated 10 players in the first quarter alone, leading to a 47-26 at the end of the first half in favor of the Archers. At the start of the third quarter, the Falcons rallied enough to cut the deficit down to just 13, but the offensive maneuvers of Jeron Teng and Thomas Torres’ season high 17 points put the nail-bitter to an end, as the clock dwindled into its last minutes and the Archers ending the game with an 88-71 victory. 

The Archers are now up 2-2 in the win-loss column, while the Falcons are still in the hunt for their first win as they drop to 0-4, the only winless team by far in the UAAP Men’s basketball. 

Box Scores:

La Salle 88-Teng 18, Torres 16, Sargent 11, Caracut 9, Torralba 9, Perkins 7, Muyang 6, Tratter 6, Navarro 3, Rivero 2, Gob 1, Pascual 0

Adamson 71-Sarr 18, Nalos 10, Ng 10, Ochea 9, Polican 8, Tungcab 6, Camacho 5, Fernandez 2, Margallo 2, Miranda 1, Bernardo 0, Capote 0, Villanueva 0

Quarterscores: 24-10, 47-26, 63-47, 88-71

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