DLSU Green Archers vs. ADMU Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals

The De La Salle Green Archers and the Ateneo Blue Eagles will once again slug it out in the UAAP finals to capture prestigious collegiate hoops glory. The Green Archers will be defending the UAAP crown which they won last year against the hungry Ateneans.

La Salle had to endure a tie-breaking game against the FEU Tamaraws before earning the solo number 2 spot while Ateneo enjoyed the solo lead throughout the season.


DLSU Green Archers vs. FEU Tamaraws

La Salle eliminated the Tamaraws from contention after they defeated them 67-62 yesterday at the Araneta Coliseum.

James Mangahas led the Animo-squad with 20 points including crucial points down the stretch. JV Casio tallied 11 points while Rico Maierhoffer added eight. Bader Malabes and Peejay Barua chipped in 7 points each.

JR Cawaling fronted the Tamaraws with 18 points, while Benedict Fernandez and Mac Baracael had 9 and 8 points respectively. Aldrech Ramos had 12 points and swatted six shots.

ADMU Blue Eagles vs. UE Red Warriors

After La Salle earned the ticket to the finals in the first game, Ateneo didn’t waste time and quickly went to work as they dismantled the UE Red Warriors 70-50 in the second game.

Interestingly, Chris Tiu struggled in the game and only managed two points. Jai Reyes led the team with 13 points. Nonoy Baclao showcased his inside-game once again and finished with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks. Eric Salamat notched 11 points while big man Rabeh Al-Hussaini added 10 points.

On the other side, Marcy Arellano of UE also struggled in the game as he failed to register even a single point. James Martinez finished the game with 13 points and Elmer Espiritu added 11 points. Pari Llagas and Paul Lee each had 8 points.


The Green Archers and the Blue Eagles will meet in the finals for the first time since 2002 when the Ateneo took the UAAP crown from the La Salle. The Animo-squad is aiming for a second straight championship and sixth under Franz Pumaren while Ateneo is aiming for their first crown since 2002 season.




7 responses to “DLSU Green Archers vs. ADMU Blue Eagles in the UAAP Finals

  1. dis s wat ive been waiting 4…..
    la salle and ateneo n d finals…….
    dis wud b d tym we will knw hu wud b d best, d eliminations s not a factor anymore, 8 s less pressure to d players than d championship.
    i may not b a la salista but since i knew about UAAP 8 s my 1st tym to watch & see it.8 s also d 1st tym i saw la salle’s game…
    frm dat tym i feel d passion frm their heart, their hunger for winning and d determination to b d best….
    they dnt matter f they r d underdogs, they just play their game, 1 thing i rily lyked most n la salle s their aggresiveness especially n d 2nd half….
    luk wat they did 2 d red warriors last season.d 14-0 slate of d red warriors was erased, they never looked backm they just play w/ heart and thinks there’s no more tomorrow…
    that’s wat i have seen n this la salle team….
    my prayers r wid u!!!
    gud luck!!!!
    GO La Salle!!!!!!

  2. I wonder what values Coach Franz instill on his young men. I believe all coaches teach that having the poise and class to face defeat with your head up high shows the heart and soul of a true champion. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case last Thursday. The awading was the biggest disappointment I’ve ever had as an avid UAAP Fan. Believe me, as a die-hard Ateneo fan, I’ve had my share of disappointments in the past; but none was as big as this. I was expecting to see a La Salle team come out of the dugout, heads up high, beaming with Green Archer Pride in victory or defeat. The team deserved that honor. The Green Archers deserved the standing ovation we have prepared for them. Your young men played their hearts out and showed everyone what champions are really made of. On our end, we recognized that effort and we wanted to show the team our utmost appreciation. But because of the you, Franz, that wasn’t the case. Franz, you should RESIGN for robbing your players of that opportunity. As a coach, you should’ve known better and should’ve lead your team out of the dugout. But instead, you weren’t even man enough to lead a group of young men to accept their deserved awards. Not showing up might have been a team consensus, but still, you should’ve known better. You are a disgrace to all leaders. You are a disgrace to all coaches. You are a disgrace to all athletes. You are a disgrace to all fans. You are a disgrace to basketball. You failed as a coach by betraying your team because of your selfishness and pride. These young men are willing to die for you so that you can get that coveted title; and you repay them by robbing them of the recognition they deserved. You don’t deserve the title “COACH.” I hope your read this Franz. If you still have the delikadeza in you, you will resign. FRANZ PUMAREN RESIGN!!!

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