Green Archers tame Tamaraws

19 08 2007

De La Salle University now sits in solo 2nd after beating Far Eastern University, 74-66, at the Cuneta Astrodome last August 19.

Mar Baracael made a hefty 20 points and 8 boards and was the only reliable force for the Tamaraws playing one of their ‘ugliest’ games so far this season.

JV Casio led the Archers with 16 points while Rico Maierhofer and TY Tang combined for 25 points.

Although both teams started off squarely, La Salle suddenly exploded a 10-0 run coming from from PJ Walsham and Casio. They led the Green Archer to a 9-point, 18-9 after 5 minutes of playing time.

Baracael’s back to back baskets and a three-point bomb from Marlon Adolfo trimmed the DLSU the lead to four, 22-18. Kish Co’s final shot of the quarter made it a 6-point ball game, 24-18, for La Salle.

In the second quarter, Jr Cawaling sank a three-pointer with 4:27 minutes to play bringing the Tamaraws a point closer to the Archers, 28-27. But Casio took control. Dropping 8 points along the stretch. Paul Sanga completed a thee-point play that reduced the lead to five, 40-35, after the first half.

FEU made a poor 13/36 shooting while La Salle made a fair 12/28 in the first two quarters.

The Archers extended their lead to ten, 54-44, with 3:42 minutes to play in the third quarter. Baracael’s basket with 10 seconds left could only put FEU 8 points behind the Green Arhers, 58-50.

In the fourth quarter, the Tamaraws sparked an 8-0 run with 5 minutes left in regulation but could only bring FEU to a 7-point dearth, 70-63. Maierhofer’s easy lay up was answered immediately by a three-pointer from Adolfo, 72-66. The game ended with the Archers on top by eight.

“It was a test of character on our team after the lost to UST,” said Coach Franz Pumaren speaking about their last game against Santo Tomas where they lost in overtime. “That was our first time to lose in that kind of manner.”

But Coach Franz is still thankful for the good experience and made sure that the Green Archers will definitely prepare for their next assignment to keep up with the rankings.

“Our destiny to make it to the final four is in our hands,” he added.

La Salle is now 6-3 while the Tams are now tied with the Tigers at the third place with 5-4.

DLSU – 74

Casio 16, Maierhofer 13, Tang 12, Villanueva 8, Mangahas 7, Walsham 5, Co 5, Malabes 3, Ferdinand 2, Ilad 2, Atkins 1,

FEU – 66

Baracael 20, Cawaling 10, Adolfo 10, Cervantes 9, Sanga 5, Fernandez 4, Alisbo 3, Ramos 2, Barroca 2, Tanuan 1

Quarter Scores: 24-18, 40-35, 58-50, 74-66




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