UAAP: NU outlasts La Salle to push win streak to 4 video games


NU Bulldogs in the UAAP Season 85 men's basketball tournament.

NU Bulldogs within the UAAP Season 85 males’s basketball event. –UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Nationwide College introduced down one other crown contender in La Salle, 80-76, on Wednesday to keep up its maintain of the lead within the UAAP Season 85 males’s basketball event.

Omar John threw his weight across the paint, scoring on a dunk off a feed by Steve Nash Enriquez and discovering himself unchallenged within the subsequent sequence that stretched the Bulldogs’ benefit to eight inside the ultimate two minutes.

Michael Phillips lower down La Salle’s deficit and Kevin Quiambao knocked it down from deep to maintain them inside vary, however a number of makes an attempt from three hastened the downfall of the Inexperienced Archers.

“Now, I can lastly breathe. La Salle is without doubt one of the massive boys. It’s an ideal recreation, we’re down within the third, however we have been capable of finding methods,’’ mentioned NU coach Jeff Napa after the Bulldogs prolonged their win streak to 4, their fifth victory total in six video games.

Enriquez once more essayed his position as chief facilitator with 16 factors and Jhon Lloyd Clemente likewise got here by means of with the essential baskets because the Bulldogs lastly downed the Inexperienced Archers for the primary time after seven years.

“We got here in mentally ready and we have been extra hungry on the market, however I really feel there are issues that we nonetheless want to enhance on,’’ mentioned Enriquez.

Quiambao banged in 15 factors after bungling two essential makes an attempt from method out that would have altered the end result and Philipps additionally had 15 for the Inexperienced Archers, who dropped their third match in six outings.

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Posted by Inquirer Sports on Tuesday, October 18, 2022

The Scores

NU 80 — Clemente 16, Enriquez 16, John 15, Figueroa 12, Malonzo 6, Baclaan 5, Yu 4, Galinato 2, Manansala 2, Mahinay 2, Minerva 0, Tibayan 0, Palacielo 0, Tulabut 0, Padrones 0.

LA SALLE 76 — Quiambao 15, M. Phillips 15, Nelle 14, Winston 12, Abadam 7, Nwankwo 4, Manuel 3, Estacio 3, Cortez 2, B. Phillips 1, Escandor 0.

Quarters: 23-17, 40-41, 61-63, 80-76.

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