Big Ben fuels La Salle win

first_imgDiaz, Cray cop silver medals Playing his first game of the season after suiting up for Cameroon in Fiba Afrobasket, the reigning Most Valuable Player fired a season-high 32 points, including a couple of triples, as the Green Archers relied on a fiery start to seize control, before holding off the Falcons’ surge in the second half.While La Salle overcame a team it beat in the Final Four last season, La Salle coach Aldin Ayo can only hope that his team puts together better games ahead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That was a bad win,” said Ayo, whose team averaged 105 points in the first two outings. “I did not make a lot of adjustments when Ben left, but we gained a lot as a team when he wasn’t here, and Ben also gained a lot individually while he was away. It will be a matter of putting these together, but what’s important is Ben is here and we’re ready to move forward.”Earlier, National U held off a gritty University of Santo Tomas, 94-84, to gain a share of third spot with University of the Philippines. Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Returning with new weapons on his offensive arsenal, Ben Mbala propelled La Salle past Adamson, 85-73, for its third straight victory Wednesday night in UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Dave Yu nailed a triple from the corner and Jordan Bartlett converted a fast-break lay-up as the Bulldogs pulled away late and kept the Tigers winless in three games.“Coming into the game, I really felt it was gonna be hard-fought because we knew they (UST) will come out slugging,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin, whose team improved to 2-1.Senegalese center Issa Gaye had 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, while J-Jay Alejandro finished with an all-around game of 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.Buoyed by Mbala’s early explosion, the Archers led 36-12 at the end of the first period on their way to tying fierce rival Ateneo on top.“We started strong but down the stretch we committed lots of mistakes,” said Ayo.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next MOST READ View commentslast_img

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