Green Archers end BLIA Cup stint with a win to finish 5th

La Salle ended their BLIA Cup stint on a winning note with a come-from-behind win over host team National Taiwan Sport University 76-69 earlier this morning. The Green Archers shall finish in 5th place in the tournament.

With the team unable to hit their mark from the outside, it was the bigs that stepped up in this game as they capitalized on their opponent’s lack of size inside the paint.

Taane Samuel finished with 20 points while Justine Baltazar and Brandon Bates scored 16 and 15 points respectively. Down by 9 at the half, the Green Archers asserted their height advantage to cut NTSU’s lead to just two entering the final frame.

Continuing to pound it inside, La Salle finally took thd lead midway in the fourth and made the right stops down the stretch to seal the win.

With the UAAP still 2 months away, the Green Archers look to participate in more tuneup matches and pocket tournaments.