|De La Salle University Green Archers 2014 Season|
|2014 Premiere Cup: Champions||Wins||7||Losses||2|
|Elimination Round (Group A)||Wins||4||Losses||2|
|2014 UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament: 3rd place||Wins||11||Losses||6|
|Semifinals Game 1 (2014/9/21)||FEU||65||DLSU||60|
|Semifinals Game 2 (2014/9/27)||DLSU||94||FEU||73|
|Semifinals Game 3 (2014/10/1)||FEU||67||DLSU||64|
|2014 PCCL Luzon/Metro Manila Champion||Wins||2||Losses|
|Luzon/Metro Manila Semifinals (2014/11/8)||DLSU||67||JRU||62|
|Luzon/Metro Manila Finals (2014/11/9)||DLSU||79||CEU||56|
One shining moment:
The DLSU Green Archers’ shining moment for the 2014 college season has got to be the 2014 Premiere Cup finals against the San Beda Red Lions.
Some pundits might say that meh! It’s just a preseason game, but if one watched the game on their televisions or live at the San Juan Arena, both teams played their hearts out in the win-or-go-home game. San Beda led 58-48 going into the 4th quarter of the game. With Ola Adeogun locking down on Arnold Van Opstal, Jason Perkins, Thomas Torres, and Jeron Teng stepped-up in the quarter. Moreover, Coach Juno Sauler exploited the mismatch between the stronger Almond Vosotros going against Ryusei Koga. DLSU slowly chipped at the deficit, and led for the first time in the game late in the 4th, as they eventually won the game 71-66. Vosotros led the way for the Archers with 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in a classic match!
Who’s in, who’s out:
DLSU fielded a 13-man line-up for the UAAP season.
|C||Arnold Van Opstal (4th)||Yutien Andrada (5th)||Abu Tratter (1st)|
|F||Jason Perkins (2nd)||Norbert Torres (4th)||Matt Salem (2nd)|
|F||Jeron Teng (3rd)||Prince Rivero (1st)|
|G||Almond Vosotros (5th)||Julian Sargent (1st)||Robert Bolick (2nd)|
|G||Thomas Torres (3rd)||Kib Montalbo (2nd)||Terrence Mustre(1st)|
Arnold Van Opstal opted to play for Hapee in the PBA D-League instead of the PCCL. According to our sources, DLSU was supposed to back-out of the tournament since Yutien Andrada will not play for the Archers as well. With the risk of not having both DLSU and ADMU in the tournament, the PCCL organizers allowed all the teams to field players from their Team B since the PBA and the PBA D-League have gutted some of the schools. This also gave the opportunity for some schools not to field their outgoing players in the tournament, which for us kills the essence of a season finale tournament.
With Van Opstal, Andrada, and, maybe, Vosotros and Norbert Torres out, the Archers added THE MONSTER BEN MBALA in their line-up!, stretch-four (former one month member for the San Beda Red Lions) Daryl Pascual, former San Sebastian Stag 6’5” Larry Muyang and former national u-16 member, 6’2” combo guard Joshua Torralba.
Player to watch
It might actually be possible that NU and DLSU will have a playoff game, with the winner advancing to the finals of the PCCL this year. The only tricky game the Archers have is the rematch of the UAAP semifinals against the FEU Tamaraws on November 24. Depending on the ruling in case of a tie, the Archers will top group A together with the NU Bulldogs. (unless an upset happens in the SWU game)
Top of Group A (tied with NU)
2014 Philippines Collegiate Champions League Primer