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La Salle overcomes NU for third straight win as UAAP enters crucial stretch

January 18, 2020

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup La Salle head coach Louie Gonzalez knew the importance of their game against the Bulldogs that a loss would put them within striking distance of Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines.“Coming into this game we knew how important this one would be,” said Gonzalez. “If we get this we’ll be at a better spot, if we fall at this one we’ll be in a difficult spot.”A loss could’ve sent the Green Archers to a 7-5 record just a full game ahead of the Tamaraws and Fighting Maroons who are tied at fourth with 6-6 slates.“Going to this game I wanted them to have fun but we’re facing a difficult task and I needed them to focus.”Santi Santillan led the Green Archers with 18 points and five rebounds while AlJun Melecio and Andrei Caracut had 13 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown De La Salle kept its steady pace, turning back a tough stand from National University, 84-77, for its third straight win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Green Archers remained at no. 3 with an 8-4 record, a full game behind second seed Adamson which earlier clinched a playoff berth.The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are officially out of the Final Four race after falling to a 3-9 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter getting embroiled in a virtual back-and-forth for almost 37 minutes, the Green Archers finally created distance with less than three minutes left in the game.Justine Baltazar’s jumper capped off a 9-1 run to give the Green Archers an 84-75 lead with 53 seconds remaining in the fourth. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Baltazar, meanwhile, notched an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double for La Salle.Dave Ildefonso led the Bulldogs with 20 points while John Lloyd Clemente added 19 points, 17 of which came in the first half. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img

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