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UAAP Starting 5: Week 6

November 30, 2019

first_imgIt’s the second round and the Final Four picture is starting to form.Ateneo and La Salle are well ahead of the competition sitting at No.1 and No.2, respectively. Adamson University and Far Eastern University are in a tight race for No. 3 while National University and University of the Philippines duke it out for No.4.ADVERTISEMENT Rivero showed he can become another focal point in the Green Archers’ offense and be a terror on defense when he put up 20 points, four assists, and five steals in their 75-73 squeaker over FEU.He then closed out the week with another 20-point game against the Fighting Maroons. Guard: Mark Maloles (UE Red Warriors)Mark Maloles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUE has another Red Warrior on this list, and it’s another Mark. Mark Maloles helped Olayon play closer for the Red Warriors in their win over NU when he put up 13 points, five in the fourth, and six assists.The reserve point guard also took over the responsibilities of Philip Manalang as the latter struggled with foul trouble against the Bulldogs.Honorable mentions:Issa Gaye (NU Bulldogs)Issa Gaye. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMbala has established himself as the best center this UAAP season and the label of “second-best” is a virtual toss up.Issa Gaye is one of those big men who are gunning to claim possession of the second place in the podium. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What if? Paras plays with idea of teaming up with Clarkson at Gilas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The high-octane Green Archer, though, reminded the public that they better get used to him as the league’s most dominating force putting a commanding display in Week 6.Mbala led La Salle to a 2-0 week averaging 22.5 points and 16.5 rebound.He also showed his perimeter defense in their 85-62 victory over University of the Philippines as he hounded Paul Desiderio for the full 94 feet of the parquet floor.Mbala, after watching Desiderio torch La Salle for 30 points in UP’2 98-87 first round win, limited the UP skipper to just seven points on 2-of-13 shooting.Forward: Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo Blue Eagles)ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img University of the East can still gun for a surprise entrance while University of Santo Tomas is one loss away falling out of contention.Well, here are the seven players responsible for those scenarios:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCenter: Ben Mbala (De La Salle Green Archers)Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netReigning MVP Ben Mbala produced a lackluster performance by his standardsin Week 5. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Although coming off a 90-77 loss, Gaye produced marvelous numbers against the Red Warriors finishing with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks.Ibrahim Ouattara (UP Fighting Maroons)Ibrahim Ouattara. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOuttara is another promising big man.The Fighting Maroons split their two games this week and Outtara showed respectable consistency in the two matches.Outtara quietly averaged nine points, 11.5 boards, and 2.5 blocks to help UP to a 4-5 record. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Thirdy Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo played just one game this week and Thirdy Ravena shone the brightest among the Blue Eagles.In Ateneo’s 71-59 beating of Adamson University, Ravena was the lone Blue Eagle to finish in double figures with 15 points to go along with nine rebounds.Forward: Mark Olayon (UE Red Warriors)Mark Olayon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOh how University of the East become sudden Final Four contenders. The Red Warriors tacked on two straight wins and in honor of those couple of victories, there are two UE representatives on this list. First is lanky forward Mark Olayon.Olayon led UE in its 90-77 stunner of NU that saw the Red Warriors improve to 2-6 and he did that by stuffing the stat sheets. The versatile forward put up 17 points, six rebounds, and eight assists against the Bulldogs.Guard: Ricci Rivero (De La Salle Green Archers) Ricci Rivero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRicci Rivero reminded everyone this week that there is more to La Salle than just Mbala. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img

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