Ateneo reserve center JP Erram is SUSPENDED for this game because he incurred his second unsportsmanlike foul of the season during Ateneo's last outing against FEU.
All set for Ateneo vs La Salle part 2! Which team are you rooting for? Let us know by voting on our poll above!
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La Salle and Ateneo faithful already rowdy. The game hasn't even started yet! Which team do you think will prevail today? Ateneo won during their first round meeting.
Ateneo rookie Chris Porter will be sitting this game out as well. Spotted him earlier with a leg brace.
The Blue Eagles currently lead the league with an 8-1 record. Meanwhile, the Archers are in the middle with a 6-3 record.
Blue Eagles, Green Archers already on court. Ateneo and La Salle, on your feet!
Crowd asked to stand up for a minute of silence in memory of the late Sec Jesse Robredo.
Starting 5 for La Salle: Tomas Torres, Arnold Van Opstal, Norbert Torres, Jeron Teng, and Manguera.
La Salle gives the ball up, Ateneo possession again. But Nico Salva is called for traveling.
La Salle rookie Jeron Teng with a floater, but it doesn't go in!
Ateneo's Buenafe with his signature gravity-defying drive. It doesn't go in, but he's on the line for 2 FTs.
La Salle makes a basket. Score is now 4-2, Ateneo 8 mins left in the first.
BTW, Buenafe made both his FTs earlier. Now Salva is on the line shooting 2.
Salva makes both FTs, Ateneo now up by 4. Less than 8 mins left.
La Salle rookie Torres called for a foul. 3rd TF for La Salle.
Another basket for Ateneo! They lead by 6.
Buenafe gets fouled on his way to the basket. FTs coming up.
Buenafe splits his FTs. Score: Ateneo 9, La Salle 2. 6:42 left in the 1st quarter.
Ravena with another basket! La Salle calls for time.
Game resumes. La Salle has the ball.
AMAZING start by the Blue Eagles. Who says they're only like diesel? La Salle needs to step up big time. They wouldn't want to see that 9-pt lead get bigger. Mahirap na.
Another La Salle turn over.
Buenafe attempts a 3 but he misses!
Vosotros showing Buenafe how a 3 is done. La Salle still down by 6.
Salva answes back with a basket. But he gets called for a foul in the next possession.
Torres shoots a 3 but misses. La Salle can't rely on their outside shots too much. But then again, with Slaughter there, it's easier said than done.
And just like that, Slaughter swats away an attempt by N. Torres.
La Salle turns the ball over again. Score: Ateneo 14, La Salle 5. 4:09 left in the first.
N. Torres misses a corner jumper. Ball with Ateneo.
Buenafe had ALL DAY to shoot that 3! Ateneo now up by 12.
Tomas Torres tries his hand at a 3, but misses.
ANOTHER 3 from Ryan Buenafe! Ateneo up 15. 2:11 left.
Teng on the line for 2 FTs. He misses the first.
But makes the second. Now Slaughter is on the line shooting 2.
Slaughter makes both. Ateneo 22, DLSU 6. 1:55 left in the 1st.
Too wild a shot for Tiongson. La Salle now with the ball.
Ateneo's Golla fouls La Salle's Mendoza. He's on the line for two.
He makes both. La Salle still trailing by 14.
Gonzaga off the glass! Ateneo up 16, 18 secs left in the first.
La Salle makes both FTs. 10 secs left.
Tiongson with the last shot of the quarter.