La Salle tames UST, avoids an upset

La Salle tames UST, avoids an upset

By Jade Moya

PASAY CITY - The hot shooting duo of Aljun Melecio and Encho Serrano teamed up to lift the Archers to a win to end the first round of eliminations on a high note, Saturday afternoon at the Mall of Asia Arena.

With that, the Green Archers improves their score card to 3-4.

Player of the game, Serrano, scored a career high 29 points with a 13 out of 22 field goal shooting while Melecio scored 26 points, 18 which came from deep.

Brent Paraiso shined for the Tigers with 9 out of 11 field goal shooting, 9 points coming from rainbow country. This was Paraiso's first game against his former school. Chabi Yo copped another double double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Tigers go down to 4-3 to end the first round of eliminations.

BOX SCORES:

LA SALLE 92 - Serrano 29, Melecio 26, Malonzo 13, Bartlett 7, Caracut 6, Baltazar 4, Hill 3, Bates 2, Manuel 2, Laput 0

UST 77 - Paraiso 22, Chabi Yo 16, Abando 9, Nonoy 9, Concepcion 8, Huang 4, Subido 4, Ando 2, Cansino 2, Bataller 1, Cuajao 0, Pangilinan 0

QUARTER SCORES: 20-14, 42-32, 67-58, 92-77

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