UAAP Season 80 Recap: DLSU Green and Lady Tracksters

“Outnumbered but not outclassed.” This is how Coach Edward Obiena defined the De La Salle University Tracksters this UAAP Season 81 as they finished with a respectable place on the PhilSports Complex in Pasig.

Both Green and Lady Tracksters ended their campaign with a 5th place after earning 5 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes plus two new UAAP records and a new Philippine Triple jump record.

The Few, The Proud

Obiena and Kenneth Rafanan opened the tournament strong as they finished the first day of athletics with a gold and bronze respectively. Obiena won Gold in the Men’s Pole Vault event allowing the Green and White to hear their Alma Hymn in the first day after quite some time. Kenneth Rafanan bagged a bronze medal after a strong performance in the Men’s Shot Put event.

Veteran Jvee Patalud went home with the silver as he put out a strong performance on the Men’s Javelin Throw event.

Captain Alvin Vergel finished the season with a 1st place finish on the Men’s 110m hurdles event. As a first-time team captain, Vergel gave praise for his team’s performance.

“The team was outnumbered but it never stopped us from doing our best,” Vergel said, “the team exceeded expectations and even improved on their own personal bests,” he ended.

#15Strong

With a mixture of rookies and veterans in the team, the Lady Tracksters improved their rank from last year’s UAAP Season.

Veteran Angel Carino once again showed that she is a force to be reckoned with after she bagged not only the gold medal but also scoring a 12.72m to get the UAAP and Philippine Triple Jump Record. She also scored a silver medal in the Women’s Long Jump event.

In the Women’s 4×100 relay, the group consisting of Judy Ann Rendora, Elrica Guro, Melissa Escoton and Angl Carino won Silver while Rookie Daniella Daynata made her mark by bagging Gold in the Women’s Discus Throw event.

Melissa Escoton got into the mix earning Gold in 100m hurdles and giving DLSU another new UAAP record in her strong performance during the last day of the Athletics in the UAAP Season.

Veteran Jewel Manaig shared her gratitude and thoughts on the team’s performance this season, “Many thanks to the DLSU Community and to the OSD (Office of Sports Development) for supporting us this season,” Manaig said, “babawi kami next season,  and yes fifth and standing ng both teams eh pero tatargetin namin na mag-iimprove pa”  She ended.

Coach Edward Obiena expressed on how he and the coaches are proud to the team’s performance, “Though outnumbered and outclassed, we, your coaches are so proud of the team.”

The team finished the season better than we expected and it gave a lot of learning experiences to our rookies and veterans in the team, To God be the glory!” He added.

#4LaSalleYan, #UAAPSeason81

Green Archers lambast UST for second straight victory

The long break did not ice the De La Salle University Green Archers as they absolutely crushed University of Santo Tomas, 110-69, in an unfamiliar venue of Ynares Center, Antipolo in the second round meeting of UAAP Season 81 of the two teams on Saturday.

After a favorable first round meeting that saw the Green Archers trample UST, 99-72, it was no different this time around, as the Green and White asserted their sheer dominance on the court.

The first quarter was all indications of a good offensive outing for La Salle. A jumper from Justine Baltazar tailgated a fast 8-0 start for DLSU. The Growling Tigers were able to retaliate with a couple of three-point plays from CJ Cansino and Marvin Lee. DLSU responded with 11 straight points, highlighted by a duo of Aljun Melecio triples to balloon the lead, 19-6. The first frame ended at 29-13, with Melecio and Caracut combining for 15 points.

Coming off the halftime break, La Salle managed to further bury UST with their red-hot shooting. La Salle scored a gigantic 20 straight points, highlighted by an array of buckets from big men Baltazar and Santillan. The Tigers did not score their first point of the second half until the 4 minute mark with Batalier going 1/2 from the line. Jollo Go responded with two straight triples, giving UST absolutely no breathing room. Mark Dyke concluded the quarter with a triple of his own, extending the lead to an astounding 84-40. La Salle scored 34 points in the quarter while only giving up 9.

The huge third quarter barrage set up La Salle for a dismantling of the opponents, with the final scxore being 110-69.

At 110, DLSU recorded the highest scoring output among all teams this season. This comes with a terrific outing from the field at a 38/71 clip. Threes were also falling, with 53% of 28 launched from downtown falling.

Aljun Melecio bannered the scoring downpour for La Salle, connecting on 22 points paired with 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Justine Baltazar and Andrei Caracut partnered with 28 points. Jollo Go poured in 14 points, and was in the zone from beyond the arc at 3/4 shooting. Encho Serrano’s continued upward trajectory stayed true as he scored a cool 13 points in 17 minutes of action.

For the Growling Tigers, there were only two lone scorers in double digits. Marvin Lee topscored for UST with 26 points, including 5 triples. Rookie of the Year favorite CJ Cansino added 14 points and 9 rebounds.

The Green Archers will look to further solidify their place in the Final Four as they take on National University on Wednesday, Novemeber 7 at the Araneta Coliseum.

La Salle’s 3 year reign over Adamson halted

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers quite couldn’t put an exclamation point to finish their match up against Adamson University (AdU) this season as the Green and White fell to the Soaring Falcons, 50-57, on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.

It was a rough game on the offensive end for the Green Archers, as they really had to work extra hard for their points. The gutsy Adamson defense was able to limit DLSU to only 26.09% shooting.

The first quarter was a testament to La Salle’s measly offensive outing, as the Taft-based squad was only able to score 2 points, courtesy of free throws from Joaqui Manuel. The Archers went on a forgettable 0/18 at the first frame to trail Adamson, 2-9.

The second quarter was favorably better for La Salle. Justine Baltazar hit a hook shot to finally put DLSU on the field goal board. Mark Dyke followed up on the next possession to inch La Salle closer to the lead. Adamson was still able to combat with a run of their own, but Aljun Melecio stepped up big time to score 6 straight points to cut the lead back down, 14-23. Melecio and Encho Serrano then proceeded to score the last 7 points for La Salle to end the quarter, 21-28, in a low scoring affair.

The activity level for La Salle elevated in the third quarter, with Justine Baltazar opening with two quick possesions to dig into the lead, 27-33. From then on, it was a game back and forth, capped off by a jumper from Kib Montalbo to end, 35-41.

The final frame was the decider, with the result still hanging in the balance. Midway through the fourth quarter, though, Melecio hit two consecutive triples to trim the lead down to just a single points, 46-47. Adamson respon ded with 6 straight point that put a blow to La Salle’s comeback efforts. Encho Serrano put up four straight for DLSU to cut back down to four, but it was all too late as clutch performances from Papi Sarr and Sean Manganti to put a cork on the game.

Aljun Melecio topscored for La Salle with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Encho Serrano, who has seen a continued improvement on the court, followed with 10 points. Despite scoring only 6 points, Justine Baltazar had his way on the glass with 15 rebounds.

Meanwhile for Adamson, Sean Manganti was on brand with his breakout season, pouring in a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Papi Sarr also had a double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Jerrick Ahanmisi chipped in 9 points, all from beyond the arc.

The win marked Adamson’s first win over La Salle since October 2015, marking an end to La Salle’s 3-year reign of terror over the Soaring Falcons.

The Green Archers will look to get back on their feet as they take on the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamarawas on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Lady Archers shoot down Ateneo in first round closer

Riding high from their winning ways this season, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Archers dominated the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Lady Eagles, 82-56, to close out the first round on a high note on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Coming off a resounding win against the University of the Philippines (UP), the Lady Archers went right back at it, this time with a supersized swagger against their arch rivals.

La Salle blew the opposition right out of the water to start, as excellent two-way play from the Green and White had the Lady Archers jump right into a big lead. Camille Claro started things off right with a booming triple. Katrina Guytingco responded with a jumper to make it 3-2, but that was the last field goal that Ateneo would make that quarter. Brought by a collective effort from DLSU’s Castillo, Paraiso, Qungco, and Arciga, the Lady Archers were able to jumpstart to a 16-5 lead to end the first foray.

The Lady Archers never let their foot off the gas in the second quarter, as the lead even reached to a whopping 24-5 until Ateneo’s Newsome was able to stop the bleeding with a jumper of her own. It was this quarter where Khate Castillo absolutely dominated, as she scored 17 of her game-high 19 points in the second quarter, including three triples. After one half, it was 44-12, DLSU in complete control.

Even when the Lady Eagles retaliated in the second half, outscoring La Salle 44-38, it was all too late for Ateneo as a tremendous start from the Lady Archers made the last two quarters a formality.

Khate Castillo spearheaded La Salle with a game-high 19 points on an impressive 66% clip. Kat Nunez added 16 big points, all off the bench. Angel Quingco also held her own with 9 points and 6 rebounds.

Ateneo’s Joson led the team in scoring with 9 points. Off the bench, they had Villamor, Newsome, and Nimes scoring 8 apiece for the Katipunan-based squad.

The victory brings the Lady Archers to 5-2 after the first round, on third just below powerhouses National University (NU) and Far Eastern University (FEU).

Stay tuned for updates on the second round schedule of the Lady Archers. Be there to support the Green and White! Animo!

Melecio’s 21 not enough as Green Archers fall to Ateneo

A valiant effort from Aljun Melecio was turned away as the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers fell to archrivals the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles, 55-71, on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Melecio led the game in points with 21 but Ateneo’s firepower caught La Salle off guard with red-hot shooting from beyond the arc by the former and a multitude of turnovers by the latter.

Albeit the final score as it is, the first quarter was a tightly contested one, showcasing some classic Ateneo-La Salle action. Melecio kicked off the game with a three-pointer, followed by a Baltazar layup to put the Archers up, 5-0. Ateneo stayed in the game with efficient perimeter scoring, including a shot by Anton Asistio from downtown to put the Eagles up, 12-7. La Salle would then proceed to score six straight to lead the first, 13-12.

The second quarter was a tough one for La Salle. After a tug-of-war first couple of minutes, Joaqui Manuel was able to hit a three to push DLSU to an 18-16 lead. Unfortunately, that was the last lead that La Salle was able to enjoy. Ateneo went on a huge 12-0 run, capped by a Thirdy Ravena three to push the lead to double digits, 28-18. Melecio was able to stop the bleeding with a three of his own to cut the lead entering the second half, 21-28, but it was an indication that La Salle had work to do.

La Salle had high hopes entering the third quarter, starting it all off with a putback from Justine Baltazar to slice the lead down to five. Ateneo eventually responded with an intense 7-0 scoring run that ballooned the Blue Eagle lead, 35-23. Santi Santillan muscled in an and-one to put it back down to single digits, but it was all Ateneo from then on. Tyler Tio off the bench poured in five including a wide open triple that sent the Ateneo crowd into frenzy. It was 50-33, Ateneo to end the third frame.

La Salle never wavered in the final canto, as they did for the whole game. After a series of trade-offs, Melecio led the team to cut the lead down to just fourteen, 54-40. Reigning Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena had something to say back, in form of another deep bomb to put Ateneo back up 57-40. La Salle tried another run in them with consecutive baskets from Santillan and Serrano, inching closer to 60-48. Raffy Verano then hit a dagger triple from the corner to halt the Archers’ rising momentum. Kib Montalbo and Aljun Melecio teamed up to try and lead a miracle comeback, but it was a little too late for the Green and White. Ateneo gets round one, 71-55.

Aljun Melecio led a valiant effort with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Santi Santillan was second in line with 7 points and 7 rebounds.

Big man Angelo Kouame held his own for Ateneo with a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Anton Asistio added 12 points off 4 of 5 shooting from deep, while Thirdy Ravena had an all-around outing with 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists.

La Salle concludes their first round basketball action against the Adamson University (AdU) Falcons on Saturday, October 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Bounce back, Green Archers! Animo La Salle!

Lady Spikers secure semifinals berth in beach volleyball

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers continue to dominate on their beach volleyball campaign after defeating the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons, 21-17, 21-14, on Friday at the Sands SM by the Bay.

The duo of Team captain Tin Tiamzon and Michelle Morente showed their composure and mental toughness under the scorching sun while being up against a tough as nails team like the Lady Maroons. “It was a good game, we kept our composure, even though may lapses, bumabawi naman”, said Tiamzon after about their mindset for the match.

The first set was won by the Lady Spikers with a respectable deficit 21-17. The second proved to be more exciting after The Lady Spikers looked like they are running away with the lead, 11-7; The Lady Maroons rallied their way, tying the game 11-all before the first time-out. But the Taft-based team kept their dominance and went away to capture the set and and the match, 21-14. “We went back to basics para, to make the game”, pointed out by the veteran Tiamzon on their attitude after the huddle to stop UP’s rally and eventually win the game.

With this win, the DLSU Lady Spikers captures 2nd place and a twice-to-beat-advantage and will face either NU, Ateneo or UP. “Magtiwala lang kami sa sarili, and i-execute lang yung mga trinaning namin”, said Morente after being asked on what can be one of their strategies entering the final stretch of the beach volleyball season.

The Season 81 beach volleyball semifinals begin tomorrow as the Lady Spikers will face either National University or the University of the Philippines on Saturday, October 6 at the Sands SM by the Bay

Green Shuttlers dominate Adamson; Lady Shuttlers bow to NU

It was another match day of contrasting results for the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green and Lady Shuttlers as they squared off against Adamson University (AdU) and National University (NU), respectively, on Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.

The Green Shuttlers prevailed against the Adamson men’s badminton, 4-1, while the Lady Shuttlers fell victim to season hosts National U, 1-4.

Green Shuttlers vs AdU

Indications of the Green Shuttlers winning began as early as the first game when La Salle’s Cayel Pajarillo went up against Kevin Fabros in the first singles. It wasn’t the easiest two sets for Pejarillo against the equally tough Fabros, but he was able to do enough to sweep the opposition, 21-19, 21-17.

Subsequently, the Shuttlers’ Andrew Pineda had his game written all over against Johnrick Macabenta. After a hard-fought first set in which Pineda victored, 21-17, he showed no mercy in the second set, 21-8, en route to another sweep for La Salle.

Shifting to the doubles game, it was the tandem of Bless Linaban and Cayel Pajarillo’s turn to step on the floor against the Adamsonian duo of Johnrick Macabenta and Eben Concha. In identical set scores, the pairing of Linaban-Pajarillo worked their magic. In consecutive sets, they were able to finish strong with three straight attacks to claim it, 21-16, 21-16.

Entering the final doubles game, La Salle still went on a roll, as Paolo Malabanan and Andrew Pineda took care of business against Kevin Fabros and Andrew Zema, 21-10, 21-14. By this time, La Salle still hadn’t dropped a single set.

Adamson, though, was able to spoil La Salle’s perfect run at the final match. Eben Concha fought for the Marcelino-based squads pride, winning against DLSU’s Louie Khairial in two sets, 21-18, 21-17. Even with that, though, it was a little too late for Adamson as La Salle won the match, 4-1.

Lady Shuttlers vs NU

Shifting over to the women’s badminton games in the afternoon, DLSU’s Nicole Albo opened the string of matches against NU’s Sarah Barredo. After an intense first few minutes of set one, Albo unfortunately lost grip of the frame, ultimately dropping the set, 10-21. Barredo was able to finish the match at the second set, as a 6-1 run towards the end had NU winning, 21-15.

In hopes of vengeance, La Salle’s Kanna Baba went up next to try to regain control of the total game against Jeya Pinlac. Baba gained La Salle’s first set that afternoon at a score of 21-17. Pinlac attempted to claw back with an intense outing in the second set, but Baba was just way too on her game, sweeping NU, 22-20.

Nicole Albo partnered with Iya Sevilla to try to give La Salle its first total game lead against Sarah Barredo and Thea Pomar in the first doubles game. The Barredo-Pomar duo, though, had other plans, sweeping the Shuttler’s efforts, 21-19, 21-19.

By the time the second doubles game came in, DLSU was on its last leg, as Kanna Baba and Victoria Sason were required to win this game in order for the Green and White to still have a shot at the total game. Unfortunately, the Sampaloc-based tandem of Pinlac-Capillo halted La Salle’s chances, 21-18, 21-8.

The final match between DLSU’s Iya Sevilla and NU’s Thea Pomar ended in naught once again for La Salle, with Pomar prevailing, 21-14, 23-22.

The DLSU Shuttlers look to finish strong in their respective campaigns as the badminton season goes down to one final match day. The Green Shuttlers will face the University of the Philippines (UP) in the morning, followed by a meeting between the Lady Shuttlers and the University of the East (UE) in the afternoon, both at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.

Lady Shuttlers dominate; Green Shuttlers misfire

It was a match day of contrasting results for the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green and Lady Shuttlers as they took the floor against the badminton bets of Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST), respectively, on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Center.

Green Shuttlers vs ADMU

The slate of badminton games began early in the morning with La Salle squaring off against Ateneo. Cayel Pajarillo was first to the floor for La Salle against Fides Bagasbas. Pajarillo absolutely dominated the first set, 21-10. Bagasbas, however, was left unfazed, as consecutive errors from Pajarillo in the end of a tightly contested set two cost La Salle, 18-21. Ateneo was eventually able to cap the comeback with a 21-9 domination in the clinching set. Fortunately for DLSU, they were able to bounce back in the second singles match between Andrew Pineda and Ateneo’s Carlo Remo. Albeit another heated match, Pineda was able to sweep his opponent, 21-14, 21-15.

Cayel Pajarillo and Bless Linaban took the floor for La Salle for the first doubles match, sharing the floor with Ateneo’s pairing of Chan and Bagasbas. The duo of Pajarillo and Linaban proved to be the better team as they were able to edge Ateneo in three sets. Despite trailing by 1-2 in the team scores, Ateneo was able to keep their composure in the second doubles, as another three-setter ended in naught this time for La Salle, with the Remo-Asuncion pairing proving to be lethal against DLSU’s Pineda-Malabanan.

DLSU’s fate came down to Louie Khairiral, as the third and final set saw him going up against Keoni Asuncion. Asuncion got the best of Khairiral, as the Atenean sniped the set, 21-8. Khairiral was determined to bounce back, but it was a little too late as Asuncion won the set 22-20, and eventually, the game for Ateneo.

Lady Shuttlers vs UST

The badminton matches went on in the afternoon, as the Lady Shuttler looked to redeem the incredibly close loss of the men’s team.

And redeem, they did. In domination fashion, no less.

Airah Ablo kicked off the Lady Shuttlers’ reign of terror that afternoon, as the star shuttler stepped up against UST’s Stephanie Mortera. The first set was La Salle badminton at its best, as Ablo absolutely crushed set one at 21-6. Ablo went on to sweep the opposition with a 21-12 second set en route to a 1-0 game lead for La Salle.

The doubles matches were no sweat for the Lady Shuttlers either, as they likewise swept their games. Spearheaded by the dynamic duo of Angelika Paz and Kanna Baba, they were able to edge UST’s Ann Pimentel and Mortera, 22-20, 21-14, 21-17.

Ultimately, it was all up to the final singles match of Kanna Baba to deliver the killing blow. Coming up against Daine Peña, Baba was able to exploit the defense on the way to another La Salle sweep, 21-9, 21-17.

DLSU’s Shuttlers are ready to get right back it on Thursday, October 4 as the Green and Lady Shuttlers face Adamson University and National University, respectively, at the same location.

Lady Archers suffer first loss to streaking NU

In what was a toe-to-toe battle of two royalties in women’s basketball, it was the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs who reigned supreme over the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Archers, 74-66, on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

The two basketball powerhouses were nip and tuck for most of the game, as both held identical immaculate records entering the game, and it was the Bulldogs who remained lossless after the match.

The first quarter started off with NU firing on all cylinders, hitting on a 3 of 6 clip from beyond the arc, a patented weapon of the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Archers, however, weren’t about to allow the opposition to fire away for themselves, as Bernice Paraiso and Joe Arciga combined for 8 of DLSU 13 points in the opening quarter, trailing only by five.

Defense was the main game for the second quarter, as the Lady Archers took advantage of their defensive tools to exploit NU’s offense. Clamping down the perimeter, the Green and White allowed only a single shot from downtown out of the Bulldogs, forcing them to go to the paint and in unfamiliar territory. The Archers were able to inch a bit closer to the lead, entering halftime trailing, 28-31.

The third frame ensued an all-out hustle for both teams inside the paint that ended well for the Taft-based squad. A huge 13-2 run, capped off by a three from Bettina Binaohan, heaved La Salle to a 7-point lead, their biggest in the game. Eventually though, the Lady Bulldogs woke up and went on a run of their own, eventually tying it back up at the quarter’s end with a layup from Itesi.

In the final canto, though, Nu showed their grit and winning culture, as a conserted effort from Animan, del Carmen, and Pingol was enough to get past the hungry Lady Archers. Allowing a mini 5-2 run from the Sampaloc-based squad, it was a little too late to catch up for the Green and White, and eventually dropped the game, 74-66.

Despite the loss, a number of Lasallians had a game. Veterans Khate Castillo and Bettina Binaonan scored 13 apiece, and also combined for 11 rebounds. Camille Claro played an all-around game with 11 points, 4 rebound, and 6 assists, while Bernice Paraiso also chipped in 11 points of her own.

NU was led by Jack Animan, who had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds off the bench. Itesi also poured in a double-double of her own with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Nabalan, Pingol, and Cacho combined for 32 points.

Catch the Lady Archers next as they go for a bounce back win versus Far eastern University (FEU) on Sunday, September 30, at the Blue Eagle Gym.

Green Archers survive late Warriors scare to grab second straight win

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers halt University of the East (UE) Red Warriors to grab second straight win in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament, 82-72, on Sunday, September 23, at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

The UE Red Warriors was off to a good start as they opened the first quarter with Pasaol shooting beyond the arc and Varilla’s pull-up to lead 5-0 in the first minutes of the game. La Salle countered with their own 7-2 run as they tied the game 7 a-piece behind Baltazar jumper and Melecio firing from beyond the arc. The Green and White started to make noise as they made another 9-2 run, 16-9, DLSU ahead. At the end of first quarter, 21-14, DLSU.

Green Archers Go, Serrano and Melecio plus a monster rejection from Baltazar opened the second frame that gave DLSU a 27-20 lead. UE’s Gallardo and Cullar stepped up for the Warriors but with the Archers collaborative effort they gained a big lead.

After two quarters, La Salle was ahead by twelve, 39-27. Aljun Melecio led the team with 12 points all from beyond the arc and limiting Alvin Pasaol to only 5 points.

It was a seesaw battle for the UE Red Warriors and the Green Archers as they exchanged baskets throughout the third quarter. Green Archer Mark Dyke takes the driver seat for DLSU as he adds 5 points. Red Warrior Jason Varilla shines for UE scoring 7 points in the quarter alone. At the end of third period, La Salle ahead, 59-45.

It was a different story in the final ten minutes of the game as Manalang opened the quarter with a triple plus a foul and gave the Veteran Warrior Alvin Pasaol strength as he came back to life and gave La Salle a scare. Pasaol scored 17 points after the Green Archer limited him to only 5 points in the first three quarters of the game. Archer Serrano never gave up and fired back-to-back threes to give La Salle a 73-58 lead over the Warriors. The Warriors was slowly climbing back as they had a 14-9 run in the last minutes of the game.

Aljun Melecio’s thought on the last minutes of the game from the late scare of the Warriors, “I think, first of all di kami sanay na ganun yung lamang namin. Second is, umalis kami sa system kaya nagka-turnovers kami ng marami.”

At the end of Regulation, the red-hot shooting of Aljun Melecio and Justin Baltazar gave the Green Archer its second win of the season, 82-72

Melecio-Baltazar led the Green Archers with 16 a-piece with Melecio shooting 71% from the rainbow country and Baltazar contributing 14 rebounds and 3 blocks.

On the other hand, Pasaol led the Red Warriors after finishing with 22 points. Varilla and Manalang combined for 25 points.

The Taft-based squad will have a seven-day break before facing the University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo De Manila University on September 30, October 3 and October 6 respectively. Asked about how they will prepare for the upcoming games Veteran Archer Melecio said, “Wala pa naman preparations pero siguro handle muna namin yung panalo tonight, and tomorrow or Tuesday bagong strategy naman for UP.”

The DLSU Green Archers will attempt to claim another win on Sunday, September 30 against the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Scores:

DLSU (82) – Baltazar 16, Melecio 16, Serrano 11, Go 10, Caracut 9, Santillan 6, Dyke 5, Bates 3, Corteza 2, Manuel 2, Montalbo 2

UE (72)- Pasaol 22, Varilla 14, Manalang 11, Bartolome 6, Maloles 5, Cullar 4, Gallardo 4, Acuno 2, Lacap 2, Strait 2