Jason Perkins scored 20 points, eight of which were in the last three minutes of the game that sealed the deal against the opposition. In addition, the Minnesota native also grabbed ???
Furthermore, Jeron Teng notched 20 points while Almond Vosotros cashed in 15 points, nine of which coming from beyond the arc.
“Thankfully we got this win. We got our confidence back (before) coming to Ateneo game. Hopefully, we can sustain it,” remarked Teng.
The Green Archers were up by eight at the start of the last period. With the Maroons cutting the lead to four with a 7-3 stretch, the Archers answered back with their own run to take an 88-77 lead with only 4:27 left.
Former Green Archer Joseph Marata, who scored 21 points, tried to push the Fighting Maroons back in the game with his fifth triple made but Perkins slammed the door shut for good with his timely put-back shots.
In this game, the team shot 47.5% from the field and dominated the rebounding battle by a whopping 51-32 advantage. They moved the ball better with 21 assists to UP’s 11. Errors were minimized this time around with only 14 turnovers compared to last Saturday’s 24.
La Salle also made the most out of opportunities by converting 18 points off UP’s turnovers and 13 second chance points out of 18 offensive rebounds.
“Perhaps we’re still getting used to the new system with Coach Juno (Sauler) and he emphasized (more) on our fastbreak [plays],” Teng noted after the game..
Up next for the Green Archers will be a familiar foe, archrival Ateneo Blue Eagles, this coming Sunday, 3:30pm at the Mall of Asia Arena.
DLSU (96) – Teng 20, Perkins 20, Vosotros 15, N. Torres 14, T. Torres 14, De La Paz 7, Van Opstal 6, Bolick 0.
UP (84) – Marata 21, Lao 18, Asilum 12, Suarez 9, Ball 8, Soyud 5, Pascual 3, Ligad 3, Gallarza 3, Desiderio 2, Wong 0, Amar 0.
Quarter scores: 24-19, 48-44, 75-67, 96-84.