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#UAAP75: La Salle vs Ateneo, round 2

Team Standings: La Salle (6-3), Ateneo (8-1)

  • 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.
  • Check out photos from the first round meeting of the two teams here.
  • All set for Ateneo vs La Salle part 2! Which team are you rooting for? Let us know by voting on our poll above!
  • In case you were wondering, this is Bea Cupin of Rappler.com on board today. Feel free to give us your commentary on the game too! I'd appreciate it a lot.
  • 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.
  • Ateneo rookie Chris Porter will be sitting this game out as well. Spotted him earlier with a leg brace.
  • 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.
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