first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Fernandez: Potts deserves to be in PBA Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle secured a spot in the semifinals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with an 78-53 dismantling of Far Eastern University in the quarterfinals Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Green Archers let loose in the first quarter building a 20-11 lead and the defending UAAP champions never relented from there against the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Aljun Melecio ran the point for La Salle and he finished with 13 points, seven assists, and three steals while Ricci Rivero and Andrei Caracut had 13 and 11 points, respectively.Arvin Tolentino and Richard Escoto led the Tamaraws with 10 points apiece. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hulking center Ben Mbala was too much for FEU as he put up 32 points and 19 rebounds much to the delight of the Green Archers.Although Mbala seemed to carry much of La Salle’s offense, head coach Aldin Ayo thinks otherwise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s not just Ben who carried the load,” said Ayo. “All of the players are motivated because this is the quarterfinals, and this is a knockout game. They all have this sense of urgency to win.”Apart from Mbala, there were four other Green Archers who scored more than 10 points. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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