SportsLa Salle-Ateneo Round 1: As told by Twitter
La Salle-Ateneo Round 1: As told by Twitter
July 8, 2013
July 8, 2013

This year’s first round basketball game between the DLSU Green Archers and the ADMU Blue Eagles was one for the books, with the Green Archers winning against their arch rivals for the first time since July 24, 2010. The LaSallian helps you relive the latest chapter of the Philippines’ greatest sports rivalry with a tweetcap of the match–from the build up and anticipation of the game, up until the ensuing celebration from the Green and White community.

The anticipation from both sides was building after both teams were coming into the game with seemingly equal chances to win for the first time in years. Ateneo had won the last 6 encounters, with the last win eliminating the Green Archers from the Final Four last season.



There was an added wrinkle to the plot of the game as stars from both sides would have to sit out due to injury.


The reigning five-time defending champions came out with confidence and caught La Salle off guard as they raced to an early lead of as much as 14 points, led by rookie Chris Newsome who scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half.



Come the second half though, the boys in green clawed back, showing that this year, they won’t be easy prey for the Blue Eagles.



Led by former De La Salle Zobel teammates Arnold van Opstal and Luigi de la Paz, the Green Archers came back and took control of the game.



After 40 minutes of grueling basketball, the Green Archers came out on top. It was the first time for La Salle to beat Ateneo in the UAAP over a span of three years. Almond Vosotros led the way for La Salle with 19 points and nine rebounds.



The players were overwhelmed with the support from the community and this win is definitely a confidence booster for the remaining games of the new season.



The La Salle community, from the well-established alumni to current students, voiced out their support and congratulated the team on the crucial victory. Ateneans chimed in as well, congratulating the team on the hard-fought victory.









The victory was even greater for the students as the winning school was promised four freezers filled with the popular Mochiko ice cream. It was a sweet victory indeed for the Green-and-White.



Read our full game recap here: