Green Archers avenges shock loss to Maroons

first_imgCameroonian center Benoit Mbala led the way with double-double 27 points and 14 rebounds while Ricci Rivero and Bacolodnon Kib Montalbo added 20 and 14, respectively, for Green Archers.The lopsided victory Sunday night also avenged the defending champion’s 87-98 stunning loss to Maroons – Andres Desiderio exploded with 30 markers – in the first round of the eliminations.“We needed to find a way to get back at them,” said Mbala, “We can’t lose to the same team five or six times in the same year. I feel like we were able to execute our Mayhem defense.”Trailing 4-9 early in the game, Green Archers clawed its way back behind inside hits by Mbala and Leonard Santillan to snatch a 15-14 lead, which extended 21-14 on back-to-back treys by Montalbo and Aljun Melecio.Green Archers pulled away further in the second quarter with Mbala imposing his will inside and Montalbo and Jollo Go converting their outside shots for a huge 60-32 lead early in the third.Maroons launched its own rally to come to within 51-65 on a basket by Felixberto Jaboneta but Green Archers increased the lead back to 20 on consecutive shots by Rivero.Rookie Jun Manzo top-scored with 13 points while Ibrahim Ouattara had 9 points and 12 rebounds for Maroons, which slid to fifth place with a 4-5 win-loss record./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Green Archers avenges shock loss to Maroons ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Tuesday, October 17, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MANILA – De La Salle University Green Archers exacted revenge on University of the Philippines Maroons with an 85-62 rout in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball at the San Juan Arena.last_img