Mayette Zapanta

Mayette Zapanta


DLSU Ends 3-Game Skid

De La Salle Green Archers ended their 3 game skid when they defeated Adamson Falcons 56-52 today.

Kudos to La Salle for bagging this much needed win.  To finish the first round strong, they need to upstage the surging National University Bulldogs in their next game.  That won’t be an easy task especially if playmaker LA Revilla would still be out due to ankle injury.  Another thing that La Salle need to work on is their embarrasing free throw shooting.  As I’ve read from the articles over the net, La Sall just shot 33% from the line today.  That’s just not right.  They can certainly score a lot of points from the field since they have a couple of offensive options, but if they can’t convert from the line, it will hurt them badly.

I wasn’t able to watch the game today, but based on what I’ve read, it’s an ugly win.  Sure, a win is a win, but winning by just 4 points against the depleted Falcons, and shooting just over 30 percent from the line, that’s just so wrong.  First round will end in a few days and Coach Gee Abanilla needs to take out all his tricks from his hat to make sure that La Salle wins it way to Final Four.

Congratulations to the Green Archers and let’s go win the next game against Bulldogs!

keep it green.


Falcons Edge Green Archers, Wins 1st Game in Round 2

One shot was all Adamson Falcons needed to put away the DLSU Green Archers yesterday at the Big Dome.  The Falcons led by as much as 22 points after their offensive barrage in the 2nd quarter.  In the fourth period, the Archers slowly chopped the lead as Vosotros and Dela Paz took charge.  Down 3 points with about 15 seconds left, Vosotros drained a triple after a timeout to tie the game at 66.  Nuyles on the other hand made a go-ahead basket on the other end to put the Falcons up by 2 markers with less than a second left in the game effectively winning the game for his team.

Coming back from a 20 point deficit and losing it in the dying seconds is a very tough loss.  Had La Salle made a couple of shots in the 2nd period, the outcome of the game might have been different.  There’s no use crying over spilled milk, but I do hope La Salle learns something from this experience.  The second round has just begun and La Salle needs to work on its game to make sure that they’ll reach the playoffs.