DLSU routs SWU, wins second straight

Coming strong a week after their opening win against UST, the DLSU Green Archers maintained their focus and dropped the SWU Cobras by 37, 98-61.

The ball game never inched in close as La Salle led for most of the match. The Green Archers’ ball movement led to a total of 23 assists as compared to the 12 recorded by SWU. This paved the way for their easy victory as Coach Gee Abanilla’s squad methodically picked apart the Cobras’ defense.

Spearheaded by veteran Almond Vosotros, who scored 15 of his 17 points in the first quarter, the Green and White squad broke the game open early on, ending the opening quarter with a score of 28-10.

In the second quarter, the Cobras tried to make a run and managed to cut the lead to three, 38-25, with 5:26 remaining in the canto. Their run was stymied by a quick 10-2 run by the Green Archers which blocked the chances of an early SWU comeback. The half ended with a score of 55-23, capitalized by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from forward Gabby Reyes, who finished with 10 points.

Compared to their close victory against UST, the Green Archers kept their composure and energy throughout the whole game, which led to a 29-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
South Western University never had a chance to comeback as the boys in Green and White pushed their lead to as much as 37 points in the final quarter.

DLSU had a balanced attack as four players, led by Vosotros, scored in double figures. Norbert Torres had 16 points while rookie Jason Perkins had 12 markers of his own to provide support from inside the shaded lane. Monbert Arong was the only player from SWU that scored in double figures with 13, supported by Bernie Bregondo who finished with 9.

Coach Gee Abanilla praised the team for the stellar performance, but still looks for improvement in the next games to come. “I think the boys played well on both ends, but still we have to work on a lot things, especially on defense,” he ended.

Quarter Scores: 28-10; 55-33; 78-49; 98-61

DLSU – Vosotros 17, N. Torres 16, Perkins 12, G. Reyes 10, Tampus 9, Teng 6, Andrada 6, Van Opstal 6, Paredes 5, Montalbo 4, T. Torres 3, M. Reyes 2, Herrera 2, Bolick 0, Haruna 0.

SWU – Arong 13, Bregonda 9, Siewe 7, Aboude 7, Goloran 6, Ortega 5, Holper 5, Pajantoy 4, Panerio 3, Otida 2, Guillena 0, Bautista 0, Acuno 0, Escobio 0, Lopez 0.

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