The Green Archers played heads-up defense and demonstrated superb teamwork for 40 minutes as they fashioned out an 82-63 demolition job over the UE Red Warriors today. The team capitalized on UE’s shallow backcourt and inexperienced frontline to force several turnovers and botched plays. The excellent game of the Green Archers overshadowed Paul Lee’s 25-point production. He may have gotten his usual numbers but this wasn’t enough to answer La Salle’s juggernaut defense and fastbreak offense.
La Salle appeared to be the taller team in this match as Ferdinand, Maui, Yutien, and most especially rookie Papot Paredes asserted their dominance on the boards and in the paint as they limited UE’s second chance shots. Papot was a revelation today as he scored 10 points, collared 8 boards and swatted 6 shots. Birthday boy Simon and the rest of the backcourt did well in hounding their counterparts on the defensive end, leading to so many open opportunities to attack the basket.
Just like in their first game, La Salle scored at the 80s while limiting their opponent to roughly 60 points. As the defense goes, the offense will follow.
This may perhaps be La Salle’s best all-around performance for a long time. If only they can play like this consistently.