Bullpups out to give no more chances to Junior Archers

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 04, 2016 08:41 AM
Bullpups out to give no more chances to Junior Archers
LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN. Even with their first loss that ruined their perfect season, NU remains one win away from the championship.

Game on Friday at the San Juan Arena

2:00 PM – NU vs DLSZ

Indeed, there was a first time for everything and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for Nazareth School of National University.

Suffering their first setback in the 78th Season of the UAAP Juniors Basketball Tournament in Game Two of the Finals, the Bullpups hopes for a second perfect season in the past three years is no more.

Still, a second championship in the last three seasons is one win away and NU looks to put away for good gutsy De La Salle Zobel on Friday at the San Juan Arena.

Game Three tips-off at 2:00 PM and all of the action will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23 as well as streamed LIVE on sports.abs-cbn.com.

Not only did the Junior Archers deal the league-leaders their first defeat, they also did so by double-digits. Coach Boris Aldeguer’s full-time shift to a disciplined zone defense negated their opponents’ size advantage while at the other end, Aljun Melecio made more than enough shots and plays to put the boys from Alabang on top.

However, it remains to be seen if the challengers can keep it up for the second time in a row, especially with six-foot seven-inch Justine Baltazar nothing but determined to break free once more. Also, the zone didn’t do much to slow down John Lloyd Clemente who was still able to make things interesting for coach Jeff Napa’s boys.

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