Archers escape Falcons
De La Salle University now banked in on their free throw shooting and a controversial flagrant foul that benefited them to narrowly escape a stubborn Adamson University side, 70-67, in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The Archers again found themselves in trouble after seeing their 15-point lead in the fourth quarter fade as the Falcons looked poised to mount a comeback.
But Archers' star Jeron Teng gave the Archers a little breathing room by sinking two free throws for a 67-65 lead.
In the ensuing play, a questionable call was made by the referee after calling a flagrant foul on Gian Abrigo.
Norbert Torres then coolly sank the two free throws to give La Salle a four-point lead.
The win leveled the Archers with University of the East, Adamson Falcons, and National U with identical 3-3 win-loss cards. (Rommel Fuertes)
UP remains winless in current UAAP season
The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons remains with a zero win in the current UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament when the University of Santo Tomas served them their sixth loss.
The UST Growling Tigers are now on the second spot with four wins.
In the main game, the De La Salle Green Archers won over the Adamson Falcons in a close match, 70-67.
The Archers were ahead with double digits during the first half of the game, but the Falcons remained unfazed and were able to close the gap up to the last few minutes of the second half.
Both teams carry a 3-3 records and are now in a four-way tie for third to sixth place in the standings. (Chris Capulso)