UAAP S82 : DLSU vs UP Men’s Basketball (Round 1)
The DLSU Green Archers suffered another heartbreaking loss, this time at the hands of the UP Fighting Maroons earlier afternoon at the Mall of Asia Arena, 72-71.
For 39 minutes, the Green-and-White held the lead, thanks to the double-digit scoring efforts of the main veteran core of Aljun Melecio (16 points), Andrei Caracut (16 points, 4 assists), and Justine Baltazar (13 points, 9 rebounds). Jamie Malonzo chipped in 7 points and 13 rebounds.
Entering the final quarter, DLSU was in the lead 59-52. The Fighting Maroons held their ground, not letting the Archers get to a double-digit lead in the quarter. UP favorite Kobe Paras had 21 points, going 13/14 from the charity stripe. For the game, UP garnered 24/26 free throws, while DLSU only made 9/17 from the line. Caracut and Melecio hit clutch threes in the frame, and Baltazar gave DLSU a 71-67 lead with 1:30 left before fouling out. After a crucial turnover with less than 15 seconds, UP guard Juan Gomez de Llano hit a three-pointer that gave the Maroons its first and only lead of the game.
The Green Archers are now 2-4 in team standings, 5th overall, 1 game behind the Adamson Soaring Falcons for 4th place. With their final game for Round 1 scheduled on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Mall of Asia Arena against the UST Growling Tigers (4-2), provided they win, DLSU still has a chance to finish as amongst the top 4.
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