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.
Off to Moa! Let's do this! #Animo
— Thomas Torres (@iamthomastorres) July 7, 2013
There was an added wrinkle to the plot of the game as stars from both sides would have to sit out due to injury.
LA Revilla will not play for DLSU while Kiefer
Ravena will not play for ADMU today. #uaap76
— UAAP Sports TV (@UAAPSportsTV) July 7,
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.
Newsome is destroying dlsu’s defense!!
— nico salva (@nickobesalva) July 7,
Half time 40-28 infavor of Blue Eagles
Season 76 (@UAAP76) July
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.
Bawi second half! Lots more basketball to play!!!
— Billie Capistrano (@BillieCapis) July 7, 2013
La Salle scored 31 pts in the 3rd Q, that’s
three more than they scored in the entire first half. DLSU leads 59-56 entering the final
— Job (@jobdeleon) July 7,
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.
AVO SKYHOOK. I’VE SEEN IT ALL.
Ramos (@NikkoRMS) July
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) July 7, 2013
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.
La Salle defeats rival Ateneo, 82-73. #UAAP
— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 7, 2013
Today’s win was the first for DLSU against Ateneo since July 24, 2010. Vosotros, today’s leading scorer, was still a rookie back then.
— The LaSallian (@TheLaSallian) July 7, 2013
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.
Nice win tonight! Thank you to everyone who went to moa to support us! We are One La Salle!Support us again in our next games! #AN1MOLASALLE
— Jeron Teng (@jeronteng) July 7, 2013
Such a good win! Thank The Lord, finally beat Ateneo
in the uaap! Thanks for the support guys! #AN1MOLASALLE
— Arnold van Awesome
(@Arnoldvanopstal) July 7,
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.
Congrats La Salle! Great fighting spirit was shown!
Can’t wait for the 2nd round! It’s gonna be another war out there!
Aaron Atayde (@AaronAtayde) July 7,
— Don C Allado (@alotofDON) July 7, 2013
Congrats La Salle for beating Ateneo tonight-even
the MOA guard dog was for the Archers http://t.co/HrQnJy5f70
— Quinito Henson
(@TheDeanQuinito) July 7,
— Bob Guerrero (@bhobg333) July 7, 2013
I enjoyed watching the Ateneo-La Salle game.
Congrats to DLSU. GOod games from vosotros, AVO, Teng and step up game from De La
— Charles Tiu (@charlestiu) July 7,
Don’t mess with the ones who bleed green. Animo all the way LA SALLE!! :)) Thank You Lord! Blast game indeed! #UAAPS76
— Abigail P. Maraño (@Abymarano) July 7, 2013
Congrats to the entire DLSU team. Ateneo played a great game. Hope Kiefer returns soon so the UAAP becomes even more interesting.
— Tony Lebron Atayde (@the_green_mind) July 7, 2013
That moment when Lasalle finally wins over ateneo:
Aguilar (@johanaguilar_) July 7,
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.
— Carlo Inocencio (@CarloINOCENCIO_) July 7, 2013
Animo La Salle! Live Jesus in our hears, forever:)
Thanks for a good game, Ateneo! All for God’s greater glory:) Now it’s Animochi
— RJ Ledesma (@rjled) July 7,
Enjoy your ANIMOCHI Monday tomorrow, Lasallians! Special thanks to @mochikotweets for the victory treat! Drop by Yuch Lobby tomorrow, 12nn.
— More Fun In DLSU (@morefuninDLSU) July 7, 2013
Read our full game recap here: http://thelasallian.com/2013/07/07/uaap-la-salle-beats-winless-ateneo-in-dramatic-fashion/