Prized rookie Jeron Teng scored 35 big points and led the Green Archers in 2OT 87-86 win over NU Bulldogs. The win sealed a 4-3 record for La Salle after the first round. Hopefully, the team can carry the momentum to the second round a get a couple more of wins to secure a slot in the Final Four.
It’s good to see that La Salle was able to adjust after their double OT loss to UST a couple of weeks back. This time, the team made sure to maximize all possessions by converting them to points. Free throw shooting still needs improvement though, especially for Teng and Norbert Torres. Teng’s aggressive muscle plays earns him a several trips to the line every game and he needs to convert those free shots to points. He showed improvements, but it’s still a long way to go. He needs to be more consistent with his free throw shooting if he wants to take his team deep into the season. Torres needs to work on his free throw shooting since he gets fouled in the paint several times in the game as well. Just like Teng, he needs to be more consistent when shooting free throws to ensure that they can still score if and when their opponents resort to ‘hack-a-teng/torres’ tactics to throw them off of their game. Practice. Practice. Practice.
Shout out to other contributors in today’s game like Almond Vosotros who tallied 18 points, including 4 from the rainbow, Tomas Torres who steered the team while LA Revilla rested on the bench and the ever reliable Yutien Andrada who always finds different ways to help his team win.
After ending the previous round on a high note with back to back wins, hopefully the team can carry the steam and continue to win on the way to the Final Four. Let’s strive for consistency on field, especially on execution, composure and most especially, free throw shooting.
Let’s start the second round with a bang! KEEP IT GREEN!