UAAP Season 70 Finals: La Salle’s defense did it

4 10 2007

Defying bigger obstacles, La Salle’s defense worked effectively to claim Game 1.

De La Salle University took advantage of University of the East’s erratic performance in the final period to score a pulsating 64-63 come-from-behind win last October 4, 2007. Moving closer in winning the 70th UAAP men’s basketball title at the Araneta Coliseum.

Using their championship experience and stifling defense to the fullest, the De La Salle Green Archers forced the UE Red Warriors to commit 31 turnovers – including four in the final quarter –and earn a one-game advantage in their best-of-three finals series.

“We relied on our experience to keep everything possible and we made it,” said La Salle long-time mentor Franz Pumaren, who is eyeing to give La Salle its seventh title – fifth under his term – in Game two will be on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at the Big Dome.

“Our defense proved to be a huge factor in today’s game,” he said. “I’m expecting UE will comeback big on Sunday, and we will do everything to get it (title). We have to remain consistent all-throughout the series.”

After a 60-all deadlock in the final 3:03 minutes, the Green Archers banked heavily on a Joseph Casio field goal and 1/2 charities of Cholo Villanueva to post a slim 63-60 advantage with still 51 seconds left.

The Red Warriors’ 6-foot-3 forward Mark Borboran, then, scored a game-tying triple with 34 seconds remaining to forge the game’s 13th deadlock. But fouled Rico Maierhofer in the ensuing play with 14 seconds left to play.

With both teams in penalty, Maierhofer converted 1 of 2 free throws to peg the final count. Borboran’s missed a second shot attempt from beyond the arc with five seconds left. Marcy Arellano’s second chance follow-up rimmed out to the delight of the entire green crowd.

Playmaker Tyrone Tang unloaded 9 of his 17 points in the last period. While Casio finished with 12 points and Villanueva contributed 11 to get the job done.

“Our hustle kept us alive in this game,” said Tang, who shot 4-of-10 in the three-point zone. “They play very fast so we have to be faster.”

University of the East uncorked a blistering 11-2 run late in the first quarter, capped by a basket from Marcy Arellano and Mark Fampulme, to start the second quarter ahead, 20-14.

With Villanueva and Casio responding to their Coach Franz Pumaren’s challenge, La Salle was able to trim the gap, 37-39, by halftime after it outscored UE in the 2nd quarter, 23-19. Villanueva and Casio combined for 12 points in the 2nd quarter.

The Green Archers seized the edge in the 3rd quarter for the first time, 42-41, after Tang drained a long jumper early in the third period. Casio then extended La Salle’s lead, 46-43.

By the end of the 3rd quarter, the Red Warriors were still ahead after scoring a 7-1 run courtesy of Thiele and Arellano.

The last time UE tasted the lead was when Arellano – who got 10 points – scored on a lay-up, 60-58, with 3:50 minutes.

Despite La Salle’s poor rebounding in the first half (13), the Green Archers hauled down 18 rebounds – including six offensive boards – in the 2nd half for a total of 31 rebounds.

UE dominated the rebounding department, 60-31.

But La Salle’s nine steals and four blocks against UE’s 5 and 2, respectively, had spelled the difference in the game. Borboran and James Martinez scored 13 and 11 points respectively for UE.

La Salle got 25 points from UE’s turnovers and converted 9 of its 12 fast break attempts.

Individual scores:

La Salle 64: Tang 17, Casio 12, Villanueva 11, Maierhofer 7, Ferdinand 5, Walsham 3, Barua 3, Atkins 2, Mangahas 2, Cua 2, Malabes 0, Co 0.

UE 63: Borboran 13, Martinez 11, Arellano 10, Thiele 7, Fampulme 6, Lee 3, Lingganay 3, Bandaying 2, Llagas 2, Canizares 2, Espiritu 2, Gregorio 2.

Quarter Scoring: 14-20, 37-39, 47-50, 64-63

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36 responses

4 10 2007
Sha

KEEP THE FAITH.

Animo La Salle! (:

4 10 2007
archerincali818

NEWSFLASH: “WARRIORS GOT AXED IN GAME 1”,
so asan na mga crtics?bout peeps from the other site predicting 16-0?ano ba spread ng game?i’m sure heavily favored ang Warriors. THIS GAME GOES OUT to all the non-believers.
great game. WORTH IT ANG PUYAT, NOW IM SLEEPY AT WORK, just waiting for the critics to serve as my morning cup of joe:)
MR. ATAYDE, Good morning po(los angeles time), ganda ng gising ng mga lasalista dito, one sunny “BLUE SKY”, and the grass are “GREENER” today. Big props to the coaching staff, I salute your program, imagine our team running and pressing back and forth, galing ng condition ng mga players.ONE MORE WIN, we will try it again. Siguradong UE will bounce back with a vengeance, the only great thing now is that we know that they are beatable, at least no more “16-0”, we already tainted their record,and had our small piece of the pie.
We thank GOD also for this win, if it’s your will that we will take the crown so be it, if not, we thank you for this SEASON.
REKTIKANO!!

4 10 2007
duh!

im so happy! just one more win!

4 10 2007
duh!

asan na yun nagsabi na hahalik sa lupa ang lasalle?.. haha.. dumanak na ba ang dugo niyo?

5 10 2007
math01

for sure abot ng game3 toh, U.E. prediction lng yan.. hehe

5 10 2007
The Pageman

wow. congrats to Franz and the Archers for breaking the Warriors’ streak – ANIMO LA SALLE!

5 10 2007
greenthumb

Let’s thank God for this win. Sunday’s game will be another important game. With God’s help and good basketball, which we all know we have, we’ll win this one again.

UE also plays good basketball, unlike those in blue. But La Salle knows what to do and we know we can do it. Just like in yesterday’s game.

5 10 2007
Rektikano

-La Salle will be forver la salle!! to the fact that la salle is in the finals this season after they’ve suspended last season.. We are already winner.. We survive again.. we’re back… we’re one… we are La Salle!!!!

5 10 2007
peruvianfish

congratulations to la salle for winning game 1. the team showed poise at the end game (although rico could’ve been the goat for missing the FT badly). it will be interesting to see how UE adjusts…something they never had to do throughout the season.

5 10 2007
bloodhoundgang

la salle should win it this sunday.. if not, mhihirapan sila pag nakuha ng ue ang momentum.

goodluck to both teams! congrats to uaap, yan ang series!!

5 10 2007
Talo na kayo!!

LA SALLE WILL FOREVER BE LA SALLE… PARANG TIDE IS TIDE LANG AH!

5 10 2007
Green Monkey

We are the BEST! Walang binatbat ang UE, hanggang elims lang pala, sisiw naman sa finals! Tamtambakin namin sila sa 2nd game! what a sweet sweep in the finals hahaha…. No one can beat us in the finals, nakatsamba lang sa amin FEU & Ateneo. Ang galing galing namin! hurray! We are invincible! Coach Franz, hindi na tayo aabot sa 3rd game, dahil we’ll not only go for it, we’ll run for it!

5 10 2007
Green Monkey

Coach Franz: Ano UE comeback? You must be joking! kayang kaya natin sila! no more 3rd game, we’ll grab the title sunday! Ang saya saya namin! hahaha! Panalo na kami! Animo La Salle.

5 10 2007
LEIGH

Green Monkey: “Coach Franz: Ano UE comeback? You must be joking! kayang kaya natin sila! no more 3rd game, we’ll grab the title sunday! Ang saya saya namin! hahaha! Panalo na kami! Animo La Salle.”

Wag pakasiguro muna :))
Steady ka lang diyan.

I BELIEVE!
GO FIGHT RED AND WHITE!

5 10 2007
chosen 1

GO ARCHERS!!! KAYA NATIN YAN… GAWIN ULET NATIN UNG GREAT DEFENSE SA GAME 2…

5 10 2007
bet

maglalaglag ng laro si Franz pumaren sa game 2.. wala na kse syang pera..

6 10 2007
kai

Di pa tapos ang championship!!! Mahirap kalaban UE!! Pero ok lang yan!! Go Lasalle!! Gusto ko ng isa pang victory parteeeh!! Free food!!! hahaha

Animo Lasalle!! 🙂

6 10 2007
archerincali818

bet
just trying to instigate an argument?

6 10 2007
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Green Monkey is not a lasallian… obvious naman

6 10 2007
duh!

make it happen franz pumaren! one more win!

7 10 2007
darel

It’s not a fair match from the start of the finals, obviously the referees were in favor of La Salle in game 1, it could have a sweet title for the Green Archers if the games were fought fairly & squarely.

7 10 2007
Lions

Is victory really sweet if there’s intention to defraud your opponent? is there glory in vainglory? Were the referees paid in game 1? i think this is something the UAAP should watch out especially during the finals matchup. It’s a lousy league after all if board itself can’t screen the referres well.

8 10 2007
Arkero

@ darel
wag sour grapes, pangit yun eh… 14-2….

9 10 2007
mapa

ANIMO LASALLE, Senior & Junior CHAMPIONs!!!!…hehehe both didnt play last year season 69 but was able to beat UE & ATENEO during finals…heheheheh…Proud to be an GREEN

9 10 2007
Green Dye

Do you guys know what is breaks of the game? Pag nananalo ang Lasalle, you have the reason why did they win. They paid the referee. Or if they loss in the game, the player was paid by the mafia. Give them a break. I don’t want to think that na naiingit lang kayo sa Lasalle. DLSU proved that they are team to beat every season.

Animo Lasalle!

9 10 2007
Atenista

Mapa! u really seem to be a lasallian.
haha “an GREEN”
wrong grammar!
animo ateneo!simple grammar!

9 10 2007
PROUD TO BE AN ARCHER

Atenista,

Not all atenistas are good in grammar. They feel that everytime an Archer makes a mistake with grammar, lets put it this way– its just a typo error, they feel that they are one hell of a notch higher than an Archer. WRONG! Think again… This is not our Primary or Native language so making a mistake is not a major sin. Don’t be so confident of yourselves. Laughing at one’s mistake shows that ATENISTA’S ARE HILARIOUSLY IMMATURE PATHETIC SOCIAL CLIMBER THINGS ( NOTE: Atenista’s don’t fall on the classification of beings). They pull down someone to squeeze themselves up the ladder. Don’t be rediculous. Atenista’s are so busy critisizing the Archers then come the bitter reality hangin in front of their faces: ATENEO IS >100 BELOW DE LA SALLE IN UNIVERSITY RANKING. Who’s to blame? Poor Archers, there’s no getting away with all the pathetic ramblings of the Atenista’s.

Atenista’s don’t have class….at all. Being rich and intelligent does’nt necessarily mean you have class and manners. They so want to put De La Salle down. We are constantly improving every aspectS of our system and we are doing it our way hence, mistakes and shortcomings are inevitable. Atenista’s show thickheaded imperviousness to the idea of ” MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS.” Your world is starting to revolve around De La Salle, and frankly ATENEO, YOU ARE SO PATHETIC. Get a Life! Improve yourselves in every way.

PEACE…

To my fellow Archers:

keep up the good work!

I AM PROUD TO BE AN ARCHER!
ANIMO LA SALLE!
LIVE JESUS IN OUR HEARTS… FOREVER!

10 10 2007
di atenista

rediculous!!! wahahaha

10 10 2007
red

nakakahiya naman… sana nagtagalog na lang sya. haha!

10 10 2007
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red, mas nakakhiya kung mali ang tagalog mo. its “nanagalog”, not “nagtagalog”. natutunan ko to sa isa sa mga post dito. peace!

10 10 2007
red

haha! ganun ba? thanks bro.
lesson: nobody’s perfect.
pero sana… nanagalog na lang sya.hehehe.

PAX.

10 10 2007
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ayus lng, i was making the same mistake, tapos i came across the post. nagtanong ako sa Filipino teacher, tama daw yung “nanagalog”.

tama ka nga, sana nanagalog na lang sya. hehehe…

11 10 2007
UE_WARRIOR

sorry squatter talaga kame mga taga ue, wala kaming pinag-aralan. bobo pa kame. sorry po.

11 10 2007
DLSU_ARCHER

SORRY MGA HAMBOG KAMI AT MAYAYABANG. NATURINGAN KAMING MAY PINAG ARALAN PERO WALA KAMING BREEDING. MGA MANDARAYA PA KAMI. SORRY PO.

19 10 2007
DLSU_ERIC

DLSU_ARCHER is not really an archer. naninira ng mga taga la salle. i dont know what h’es up to. kung sang school ka man galing isa kang kahihiyan ng school mo. you dont have class and manners.

ANIMO LA SALLE!
LIVE JESUS IN OUR HEARTS… FOREVER!

5 12 2010
ANONYMOUS

GANYAN TALAGA MGA ATENISTA!!! ANG BABABAW NG KASIYAHAN. PAG NAKAKITA NG MALI SA GRAMMAR NAG-FIFIESTA HAHAHA HOW CHILDISH, ISN’T IT? (AY SORRY DI NA ULIT AKO MAG-EENGLISH BAKA MAPUNA) HINDI AQ LASALLISTA AT MAS LALONG DI AKO ATENISTA.. I’M NOT EVEN BELONG TO ANY UAAP SCHOOLS. MAS OK ANG UGALI NG MGA LASALISTA KESA SA MGA ATENISTA. FEELING SUPERIOR. PINAGMAMALAKI ANG ID LACE AT T-SHIRT NA MAY “ONE BIG FIGHT” HAHAHA NAKAKATAWA 🙂 FEEL NA FEEL. DI KAGAYA NG MGA LASALISTA NA HINDI NAGMMAYABANG 🙂

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