Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Baltazar, La Salle exact vengeance on UE for bounce back win


Not wanting to suffer the same fate twice, De La Salle University avenged its first round loss with a 66-59 victory over the University of the East Red Warriors in the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Wednesday.

Justine Baltazar held the fort for the Green Archers with 23 points, 12 rebounds. The Kapampangan slotman played big in the endgame, scoring 10 in the last eight minutes where the Taft side turned the game around with a 10-3 blast that flipped a 49-47 deficit to a 57-52 advantage in the final 3:50.

La Salle improved to a 5-5 win-loss slate.

“Swerte kami that we were able to pull through,” said coach Gian Nazario, as seven of his players — including Baltazar — were down with the flu prior to the game.

“We’re happy that we were able to pull this win out. We really needed this one.”

Jamie Malonzo added 12 points, six rebounds, and three steals, while Serrano produced 12 points, four assists, and two steals.

The Green Archers got back their 89-88 defeat at the hands of the Red Warriors in the first round last Sept. 14.

Still, UE made sure La Salle earned this win, with Alex Diakhite trimming the lead to 61-59 with 1:16 remaining.

Encho Serrano first responded with a drive for the Green Archers. La Salle then forced Rey Suerte and Diakhite to turn the ball over in the final minute to lock down the victory.

Suerte could not repeat his magnificent outing against La Salle, leading UE with 17 points, four rebounds, and four assists.

#ReadMore  Amid MVP chants, Jerom Lastimosa just focusing on wins

Diakhite also tallied 11 points and 20 rebounds, as the Red Warriors dropped to 3-8.

La Salle will try to sustain its momentum when they face the FEU Tamaraws on Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 pm. UE, meanwhile, looks to end its skid on Sunday, October 20, against the league-leading Ateneo Blue Eagles at 2:00 pm.


The Scores:

DLSU 65 — Baltazar 23, Malonzo 12, Serrano 12, Bates 9, Melecio 4, Manuel 3, Caracut 2, Cagulangan 0, Cu 0, Lim 0.

UE 59 — Suerte 17, Manalang 14, Diakhite 11, Conner 9, Mendoza 7, Apacible 1, Antiporda 0, Beltran 0, Camacho 0, Cruz 0, Pagsanjan 0, Tolentino 0.

Quarterscores: 14-13, 26-28, 42-46, 65-59.

Written By


You May Also Like

Basketball

After initially committing to University of Santo Tomas, Fil-Am recruit John Abate has finally found a home at University of the East. The 6-foot-1...

ADMU

Adamson University finally entered the win column of the Filoil EcoOil 17th ECJ Preseason Cup by spoiling Ateneo de Manila University’s debut, 61-59, on...

Basketball

Over the past few seasons, the UAAP landscape has seen some truly tremendous foreign talent come in and dominate the league. De La Salle...

Basketball

Far Eastern University leaned on the rookie duo of Veejay Pre and JR Pasaol to edge University of the East, 80-76, to take their...

AdU

De La Salle University took out its frustrations from a loss to open the Filoil EcoOil 17th ECJ Preseason Cup and tamed debuting University...

Basketball

Terrafirma head coach Johnedel Cardel feel more proud about achieving a major milestone in the venue that has become so dear to his heart....

AdU

University of the Philippines exacted a measure of revenge against UAAP tormentor De La Salle University with a thrilling 89-77 decision to raise the...

Basketball

The PBA D League Aspirants’ Cup championship trophy will stay at Taft Avenue. De La Salle University-Ecooil dominated the Centro Escolar University Scorpions once...

Advertisement