La Salle star Kevin Quiambao hangs from the rim during a UAAP game

La Salle star Kevin Quiambao hangs from the rim throughout a UAAP recreation. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — La Salle turned again Adamson, 69-57, to ebook its return to the Last 4 and prolong its profitable streak to 5 video games within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball match on Wednesday night at Good Araneta Coliseum.

Kevin Quiambao, the MVP frontrunner, sustained his high quality play, main the collective effort of the Inexperienced Archers with 11 factors, 11 rebounds, and three assists to assist his staff enhance to 8-3 and change into the third staff to enter the semifinals this yr, becoming a member of league leaders Nationwide College and College of the Philippines, who’re tied at 9-2.

Mike Phillips stepped up with eight factors, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and two steals. Josh David, JC Macalalag, and Earl Abadam additionally scored eight factors every, whereas Evan Nelle had seven markers, 9 rebounds, and two assists.

La Salle's Mike Phillips in a UAAP game

La Salle’s Mike Phillips in a UAAP recreation. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

After lacking the Last 4 final season with a playoff loss to Adamson, La Salle exacted a candy revenge on the identical staff in coach Topex Robinson’s first season.

“We’re simply so grateful and blessed to be on this state of affairs proper now that we’re in. These guys simply by no means gave up. It was actually laborious coming off the sport towards UP, by no means took a break. Simply carry on grinding,” mentioned Robinson. “Guys are damage. So these guys actually are warriors after which we’re simply pleased that we slug it out with Adamson and bought the win tonight.”

La Salle missed the providers of Jonnel Policarpio, who was underneath the climate, and Raven Cortez attributable to an damage. However the Inexperienced Archers have been in a position to stave off the Falcons’ late rally by limiting them to simply seven factors within the fourth quarter.

La Salle eyes its sixth straight win and boosts its possibilities for a twice-to-beat benefit towards College of the East on Sunday on the Massive Dome.

Adamson’s two-game profitable streak was snapped by the most well liked UAAP staff proper now, dropping to a 5-6 file tied with Ateneo at No.4 forward of their essential duel on Sunday on the similar venue.

Didat Hanapi led the Falcons with 16 factors. Montebon had 11 factors and 5 rebounds, whereas Joem Sabandal added 10 markers and 6 boards.

La Salle coach Topex Robinson and Mike Phillips after clinching the third Last 4 berth this #UAAPSeason86

Posted by Inquirer Sports activities on Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The scores:

DLSU (69) – Quiambao 11, M. Phillips 8, David 8, Macalalag 8, Abadam 8, Nelle 7, Nonoy 5, Austria 4, Nwankwo 4, Escandor 2, Gollena 2, Manuel 2, B. Phillips 0.

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AdU (57) – Hanapi 16, Montebon 11, Sabandal 10, Calisay 7, Manzano 4, Yerro 3, Ojarikre 2, Colonia 2, Ramos 2, Anabo 0, Magbuhos 0, Cañete 0, Erolon 0, Barasi 0, Barcelona 0.

Quarterscores: 20-18, 43-34, 54-50, 69-57

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