Youngsters make sure Lady Archers stay alive in UAAP 82

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 27, 2019 01:30 PM
Youngsters make sure Lady Archers stay alive in UAAP 82
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ANTIPOLO -- La Salle is still alive and kicking in the UAAP Season 82 Women's Basketball Tournament, stomping on University of the Philippines, 73-49, Sunday at Ynares Center here.

Lee Sario led the Lady Archers with 13 points and four rebounds, while Kent Pastrana added 11 points, two boards, and two steals in the victory to improve their standing to 7-6.

But the win didn't come on a breeze as La Salle found itself playing catchup early on after UP took an 11-2 opener.

"It's our own demons," noted coach Cholo Villanueva. "If we don't do the right habits and not have the right mindset, disastrous things can happen. Good thing is that they turned things around."

The Lady Archers did respond with a 13-0 blast to grab a 15-11 lead before slowly breaking away from the Lady Maroons.

La Salle eventually broke the floodgates with a 28-9 third quarter assault, where it tasted a 30-point lead, 62-32 late in the canto.

Nigerian center Maureen Okoli chipped in 10 points, nine rebounds, and two assists for the Lady Archers, while Charmaine Torres got 10 points, seven steals, six dimes, and five boards.

The win sets La Salle up to a crucial win-or-go home duel against Adamson on Wednesday, as it seeks to make a last-ditch effort to make it to the Final Four.

"We worked so hard to get this opportunity that we are one win away from one of our goals," said Villanueva. "It will boil down to this one game. We need to give all that we got for this game."

Pat Pesquera paced the Lady Maroons (1-12) with 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

The Scores:

DLSU 73 -- Sario 13, Pastrana 11, Okoli 10, Torres 10, Dalisay 8, Revillosa 8, Quingco 4, Espinas 3, Jimenez 2, Malarde 2, Paraiso 2, Binaohan 0, Castillo 0, Jajurie 0.

UP 49 -- Pesquera 19, Sanchez 11, Ordoveza 6, Hidalgo 5, Rivera 4, Gusilatar 3, Gonzales 1, De Leon 0, Lebico 0, Lucman 0, Taulava 0.

Quarterscores: 15-13, 34-25, 62-34, 73-49.

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