Green Archers battle is set at 10 am game against Tamaraws. When La Salle takes on Far Eastern University in a vital UAAP Season 84 matchup today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, it hopes to go closer to a Final Four berth. Last Saturday, they suffered a heartbreaking 72-69 loss to the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons.
The Green Archers look to get back on track
With a 7-4 record, La Salle is now in third place and might improve its chances of reaching the semifinals if it defeats the Morayta-based team. Justine Baltazar and Deschon Winston, who both scored 16 points against UP, will be at the forefront of the Archers’ offense once again.
Archers head coach Derrick Pumaren said:
“Anything is possible; all we’ve to try to now could be stay positive, keep working hard, and specialize in Tuesday (today); we’re still not within the Final Four; all we’ve got to try to now’s secure a Final Four spot on Tuesday”. After his team made a late run but fell short because of a missed game-tying trey by Mark Nonoy.
“We just need to work and take a look at to require care of FEU. And therefore the most significant thing is that we stay positive and the way we pick up. I keep telling to the boys that the important thing on Tuesday is how we heal on Tuesday. We just must be sure of things, we still control our destiny, and we do not want other teams. Other schools to try and do the dirty jobs for us, we just must make sure of things.”
The pressure will be on their backcourt tandem with Evan Nelle and Mark Nonoy. Who will entrusting with stopping FEU’s talented combo-guards RJ Abarrientos and LJ Gonzales? Who is coming off a 30-point victory over UE last Saturday?
The game is particularly vital for the Tamaraws’ Final Four hopes since they are tied for fourth place with Adamson with identical 5-6 records. In other games, UP (9-2) faces the already-eliminated University of the East (0-11) at 12:30 p.m. to keep its momentum rolling.