New-look DLSU Green Archers to defend BLIA Cup in Taiwan
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 27, 2018 11:03 AM
Aljun Melecio, Justine Baltazar, and the rest of the DLSU Green Archers are Taiwan-bound for the 2018 BLIA Cup University Basketball Tournament in Kaohsiung.
Defending champions De La Salle Green Archers are headed back to Taiwan to defend their throne in the 2018 BLIA Cup University Basketball Tournament.
A year ago, the Green Archers, led by Ben Mbala and Ricci Rivero and coming off a UAAP Season 79 men's basketball championship, swept the tournament, winning all five game including a 93-74 destruction of French team Universite de Lyon en route to the tournament title.
Things will be a bit different this time around, as the new-look Green Archers will be heading into the tournament no longer having the services of Mbala and Rivero.
Led by team captain Kib Montalbo and vetran guards Andrei Caracut, and Aljun Melecio, DLSU joins eight other squads from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and France in a seven day tournament which will run from July 2-8 in Kaohsiung.
The Green Archers open their campaign against China's Tsinghua University on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:40 am.
Check out their schedule below:
DLSU vs. Tsinghua University - July 3, 10:40 AM
DLSU vs. Nagoya Gakuin University - July 4, 2:00 PM
DLSU vs. Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology - July 5, 2:00 PM
DLSU vs. Azusa Pacific University - July 6, 3:40 PM
Best of luck to the DLSU Green Archers as they represnt their school and the Philippines in this upcoming tournament!