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^ i see.
maganda na din yung ginawa natin na may precautionary measures tayo. papagaling pa lang si Yutien from his injuries at kailangan natin ma-preserve siya at iba pang players natin in time for the UAAP wars.
i just hope that the team can play one or two full preseason games as a complete unit before the uaap starts.
its amazing what good coaching can do. I'm sure Danding's backing helps too.
Anyone have an idea regarding Luigi Dela Paz' injury? Can he recover in time for UAAP? I remember he had the same last year.
De la Paz, wounded Archer
May 5, 2012
By Min Buenviaje and Adiel De Jesus under Sports
In the last three minutes of the Archers’ 80-73 triumph over the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, another unfortunate injury hit the boys in Green.
As Luigi de la Paz scrambled to save a ball possesion, a Letran Knight forcibly grabbed his arm, resulting in a recurrence of his shoulder dislocation, technically a displacement of the arm bone from the socket.
“Injuries are part of basketball since it’s really a physical game,” de la Paz shared.
The ex-Zobel cager needs one week to rest and two weeks of allowance and recovery for the strengthening of his shoulder.
As a result of this resting period, de la Paz is set to miss three to four games, including the anticipated UST match-up at the Arena in San Juan.
Before being sidelined due to the shoulder injury, de la Paz served quality minutes for the Taft-based squad as he poured five points, nine assists and four rebounds in the said April 27 encounter.
De la Paz, who norms 5.5 points, 5 five assists and 2.5 rebounds at the on-going Fil Oil Flying V Pre-season Hanes Cup, will be missed at the shooting guard post.
“It’s sad that I won’t be able to help the team since I’ll be out. On the other hand, [it will not help for me to] show any frustration, so [I'll] just continue to support the team,” de la Paz expressed.
Other wounded Archers include L.a. Revilla (peroneal foot injury), Arnold Van Opstal (hamstring injury), Yutien Andrada (sprain) and rookie Gabby Reyes (groin injury).
Filoil Game Today, May 11, 2012:
DLSU def. UP, 64-50.
FilOil: Archers win ugly, shoot down Maroons
JOB B. DE LEON May 11, 2012 8:16pm
The De La Salle University Green Archers coasted to victory late, in a testy tiff versus the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 64-50 in their FilOil Flying V Pre-season Tournament game on Friday at the San Juan Arena.
It was not the prettiest of wins, however, for De La Salle, as they turned the ball over 22 times. "We got a bit too fancy," said Archers coach Gee Abanilla. "At times we went away from what we were doing and that cost us points in transition and on fast breaks."
UP in contrast, turned the ball over only nine times and capitalized with 15 points off the Archers' miscues.
The Maroons managed to keep it close early on, trailing 19-13, after the first period. But the Archers suddenly looked unstoppable inside during the second quarter as Norbert Torres and Jovet Mendoza took turns scoring in the paint.
Mark Lopez scored five points amidst the Archers’ run, and Alvin Padilla chipped in a pair of free throws to hold the deficit at 10 however, 34-24.
In what was the first of many incidents, a mild confrontation broke out during a timeout that resulted in Archers Ponso Gotladera and Thomas Torres' ejections from the playing court.
Both will serve one-game suspensions.
Mark Tallo stripped Lopez on the following Maroons possession and scored on a break-away lay-up, but the Archers would fail to score in the next two minutes.
A bucket by Mike Gamboa and an Alinko Mbah drive trimmed their deficit to eight points, but Gamboa missed a halfcourt heave at the buzzer, to preserve a 36-28 lead for the Green Archers.
La Salle brought the lead back to 10 in the third quarter with a free throw from Norbert Torres and Lopez responded with a jumper from the right wing, but the Fil-Canadian countered off a pick and roll with Jed Manguera.
Chis Ball showed flashes of brilliance in the third, baiting his match-up with an up and under move and converting on a pick and roll, to score four of six unanswered points for the Maroons.
Gee Abanilla called for a timeout, and afterwards, reserve Aikki Hererra stepped up for the Green Archers, scoring on consecutive possessions.
A contested jumper in the lane by Vosotros capped off an 8-1 swing for De La Salle. After several jousts at the rim though, Mbah tipped the ball in as the buzzer went off to draw the Maroons within single digits again, 50-41.
The Maroons fired blanks in the first three minutes of the final period as Jeron Teng buried a trey and Vosotros sank a step-back jumper. Almost immediately, Mike Gamboa responded with four quick points against a DLSU reserve lineup.
Fil-American Mike Silungan then laid the ball in while twisting away from the basket, drawing UP within eight points, 55-47.
Coach Gee Abanilla quickly returned his starters, and Tallo converted on a long two from the right baseline. Ball scored in the lane with four and a half minutes left to play, but the Maroons couldn't notch another point until an Alvin Padilla free throw at the two minute mark.
Almond Vosotros buried a jumper from the left wing on the next possession to shut the door on a prospective Maroons comeback, but on the next Maroons possession, he was hit in the face as Padilla contested his jump shot.
Padilla was slapped with his second disqualifying foul, was ejected and will serve a one-game suspension.
Half a minute later, Lopez and Vosotros exchanged words as well, and this time each of them received a technical. In response, Vosotros scored the Archers' last seven points to close out the contest.
"The game gets physical," said coach Abanilla on the incidents. "But it doesn't matter if the contact was intentional or not. If you lose your head or mapikon ka, talo ka."
Forward Jovet Mendoza tied Almond Vosotros for a team-high 13 points while hauling down nine rebounds. Center Norbert Torres added a double-double, notching 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Archers.
Abanilla also credited his team's heart on defense. "Whether they play one minute or thirty minutes, we want to teach them to give it their all." The Archers forced the Maroons to miss all 10 of their attempts from beyond the arc and limited them to shooting at a 27 percent clip.
The win improves La Salle's record to 3-1 in Group A play. The Maroons meanwhile notched their fourth loss in five tries in this tournament.
DLSU 64: Mendoza 13, Vosotros 13, N. Torres 11, Teng 9, Tallo 6, Webb 5, Manguera 4, Herrera 3, Paredes 0, G. Reyes 0, T. Torres 0, Gotladera 0, M. Reyes 0.
UP 50: Ball 10, Lopez 9, Silungan 7, Padilla 6, Gamboa 6, Soyud 4, Mbah 4, Gallara 2, Hippolito 2, Montecastro 0, Asilum 0, Manuel 0, Romero 0.
Last edited by _Bahay_Kubo_; May 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM.
La Salle Outlasts UP in heated confrontation
May 12, 2012 | 12:11 am | By Jerome Ibanez
The Green Archers outlasted the UP Fighting Maroons 64-50, in a heated confrontation today at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City. Despite the seemingly lopsided score, the Fighting Maroons gave the Green Archers a good fight, literally going down fighting.
Jovet Mendoza and Almond Vosotros led the team with 13 points each followed by Norbert Torres with 11. The rookie duo of Jeron Teng (9 points) and Mark Tallo (6 points) provided ample scoring support. Torres hauled down 10 rebounds while Mark Tallo dished 7 assists .
Rookie Chris Ball is the only player who scored in double digits for the UP Fighting Maroons by contributing 10 points, followed by Mark Lopez and Mike Silungan who registered 9 and 7 points, respectively.
The first quarter started in favor of La Salle. The Green Archers’ perimeter shooting was still tentative, but their efforts to feed Forward Jovet Mendoza and Center Norbert Torres proved to be successful as they led UP with a 10 – 1 start. DLSU’s defense frustrated UP’s attempts to take the ball into the paint, while the Green Archers were productive on offense, a characteristic that they have consistently continuing a trend they showed over the last 2 games. However, UP’s defense concentrated on marking rookie Archer Jeron Teng. Knowing that it would be difficult for them to penetrate the defense of the Green Archers, the Maroons opted to fire away from the perimeter, and kept the green-and-white close at the first quarter, which ended 19 – 13 in favor of the Green Archers.
Jeron Teng jumpstarted the Green Archers’ offense in the second quarter by scoring a quick layup after penetrating UP’s defense. Norbert Torres and Jovet Mendoza proved to be the most important players in this quarter as they finished the Archers’ patient offensive sets. Unable to bottle up La Salle’s offensive thrusts, UP’s frustration on defense led to a brief scrap between Mike Silungan and La Salle’s Jed Manguera, with Manguera getting the better of the exchange over Silungan by scoring a quick three-point shot which increased the Green Archers’ already big lead.
The confrontations did not stop there. Joshua Webb and Alvin Padilla figured in another confrontation which was broken up by the Arena’s security personnel. Thomas Torres and Ponso Gotladera were ejected from the match for entering the court during the fracas. Padilla was adjudged to be at fault, and the Green Archers were awarded free-throws and possession. Despite this, UP did not give up and they were still able to score some pretty crucial baskets thanks to Lopez, with the half ending with the score at 36 – 28 in favor of the Green Archers.
Both teams were tentative in the start of the third quarter with both teams missing their first few shots. Manguera, despite deferring to his teammates on offense was a big asset to the Green Archers’ defense. Likewise, Aiki Herrera also played quality minutes by contributing a couple of baskets. UP was unable to make a dent in La Salle’s lead during the third quarter which ended at 50-41. Norbert Torres further showcased his improvement by acting as an intimidating force in the posts both offensively and defensively.
UP failed to take advantage of the offensive rebounds that they were able to pull down, andthis proved to be crucial as the Green Archers registered the biggest lead in the game at 55 – 41. Adding to their frustration were several misses from close range which could have reduced the lead significantly. Archer guard Vosotros found himself in a couple of situations with Lopez and Padilla which almost triggered a brawl. Padilla was eventually ejected from the ballgame in the closing minutes for incurring two technical fouls.
Video: De La Salle Green Archers vs. UP Maroons Fil-Oil Flying V Preseason 5/11/12
congratulations again to the team for beating UP and for maintaining their cool.
May 19, 2012:
Filoil: UE def. DLSU, 67-65.
What happened to Marata? Is he still part of the team?
Well this is a bummer. I hope they get into shape when they face Ateneo.They might lose the war but what's important is that they win the battle that counts )
unfortunately, Marata was very inconsistent. Sometimes he was good, a lot of times he couldn't make shots. Good guard play is very important and I think, Teng and Tallo are more consistent and tougher.
the team will try to bounce as they will face the Perpetual Help Altas at this afternoon's Filoil games.
the Junior Archers will face the Letran Squires at a game later tonight at 6:00PM.
ANIMO LA SALLE!
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Filoil: DLSU def. Perpetual, 75-67.
Norbert Torres 20 pts, Jeron Teng 16 pts.