By: Jessamine Sagcal
Featured Photo by: gmanetwork.com || KC Cruz
Both the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the De La Salle Green Archers take their wins against the UE Red Warriors and the UST Growling Tigers respectively on Sunday, August 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Kiefer Ravena pulled the Eagles to the top of the seed, scoring his career-high 38pts against the Warriors in overtime 93 – 91.
Charles Mammie, Roi Sumang, and Bong Galanza contributed to give their team at least a 21-point lead coming into the 2nd half.
Despite Sumang’s strong efforts, Kiefer Ravena, Chris Newsome, and a three-point show by Von Pessumal created runs for the Eagles to tie the game at 80.
Gino Jumao-as was then brought to the free throw line with seconds to go, but misses the second as Arvin Tolentino secures the rebound, giving Ateneo their 6th win.
Roi Sumang and Bong Galanza also hit their career-high points contributing 30 and 19 respectively.
After the heart-pounding game of the Eagles and Warriors, the Archers and the Tigers gave their own exciting performance containing numerous lead-changes and deadlocks.
A last second Paolo Pe jumper gave the Tigers the lead at the end of the 1st quarter, and gave control to Louie Vigil and Mariano on the 2nd.
But shots by Jeron Teng and Prinve Rivero led the Archers close enough for Vosotros to score a bucket to tie the game at 30 to end the 1st half.
Abdul, Mariano, and Vigil teamed-up to give the Tigers a run, but was quickly countered by La Salle’s Yutien Andrada, Teng, Rivero and Bolick.
UST’s luck turned south as both Abdul and Ferrer were sent back to the bench after committing their 5th foul, giving the Archers a chance to take it away with Sargent leading the last minute charge.
After an 83-70 win, the Archers share the no. 2 seed with the NU Bulldogs at 5-2.
Jeron Teng leads the scorers with 22 points with Jason Perkins contributing 15, while Aljon Mariano and Louie Vigil score 20 and 19 respectively.
Kevin Ferrer, playing with an injured ankle after their game against the Maroons, scored 11 points for the UST Growling Tigers who drop to a 3-3 win-loss count.