La Salle rallies to stun Ateneo, forces UAAP title decider

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rookie of the Year award just the beginning for De Liaño, Maroons Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Caracut also redeemed himself with 13 points, 10 coming in the second half, after going scoreless in Game 1.The Blue Eagles raced to a 32-13 lead in the first quarter before extending it to 21, 49-28, with 3:23 left in the second quarter.But the Archers quickly trimmed it down to nine after closing the first half on an 14-2 blast.Rivero dazzled his way to 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field that went with five rebounds and four assists despite playing with four fouls in the second half.Thirdy Ravena had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists but committed seven turnovers. Aaron Black added 15 points while Anton Asistio scored 13.Asistio had the hot hand in the first half, going 4-of-6 from long range, but he cooled off in the final two quarters, where he went scoreless.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rivero and Mbala, who was officially named MVP for the second straight year, continued their strong play in the final frame where the Archers even took a 13-point advantage, 85-72, with 4:00 remaining.“We’re happy to get the win but like what coach said, we don’t want to celebrate unless it’s already finished. We’re not gonna stop working for next game,” said Rivero, who was part of this season’s Mythical Team.READ: Keys to victory: Ateneo-La Salle Finals seriesMbala, who was held to a career-lows eight points and seven field goal attempts in a 76-70 loss in Game 1 on Saturday, was back to his dominant ways.The 6-foot-7 Cameroonian bounced back with 20 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT “The players were just to eager at the start. We just played with heart in the fourth quarter and late in the second quarter,” said La Salle assistant Miggy Solitaria, who filled in for head coach Aldin Ayo in the post-game press conference.READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe deciding Game 3 is on Sunday still at The Big Dome.La Salle flaunted its depth with Ben Mbala, Ricci Rivero and Andrei Caracut leading its fightback in the pivotal third period. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShowing great resolve and heart of a champion, De La Salle overhauled a seemingly insurmountable lead to shock Ateneo, 92-83, Wednesday and stretch the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers went on a blistering 40-11 run that turned a 28-49 deficit into a 68-59 lead heading into the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIESlast_img

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