NU bats for "Sweep 16" against La Salle-Zobel

By Dugout Philippines

SAN JUAN, MM--National University go for the jugular against De La Salle-Zobel on Friday in the UAAP Season 78 juniors basketball championship at the Filoil Flying V Arena.

Unbeaten in 15 games, the Bullpups gun for their third title in the last four years by completing a perfect season in Game 2 scheduled at 2 p.m.

"Kung among routine ang ginagawa namin, ini-emphasize namin na hindi puwedeng mag-relax. Wala pa kaming naa-achieve ngayong taon," said NU coach Jeff Napa.

John Lloyd Clemente and Justine Baltazar shone in the opener, as the Bullpups hardly given the Junior Archers a chance with a 78-58 victory last week.

Clemente finished with 16 points while Baltazar had 15 points and 27 rebounds, his 12th double-double of the season.

Needing three straight wins to win the championship, the Junior Archers need to unveil everything on their sleeves to live another day.

Season MVP Aljun Melecio, who struggled offensively in Game 1, will lead the way for La Salle-Zobel.

Melecio, Mythical Team to be honored

The league will honor this season's Mythical Team before the match which includes Melecio, Baltazar, Clemente, UP Integrated School's Javi Gomez de Liano and Juan Gomez de Liano.

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