Monday, December 8, 2008

La Salle won over NCAA Champs San Beda

The De La Salle Green Archers made a gallant effort to trounce the San Beda Red Lions 63-62 in the final four of the Philippine Collegiate Chmpionships. JV Casio, Rico Maeirhofer and Peejay Barua provided the spark for the Archers. Casio made the winning basket on a get away lay-up from Peejay Barua's steal. Maeirhofer paced the Green Archers with 17 points.

Trailing by 15 points in the 2nd quarter, the Archers made a spirited comeback with timely baskets and good defense, nd held on to beat the Red Lions.

Blue Eagles overcome Knights

The Letran Knights has a big heart but the Ateneo Blue Eagles has the bigger heart, as the later won by the slimmest of margin 61-60 to barge in the finals for the Philippine Collegiate Championships. The ever-sensational freshman, ace player Ryan Buenafe made the marginal basket with only 40 seconds remaining into the game. Led by the reigning UAAP MVP Rabeh Al-Hussaini with 24 points.,the Blue Eagles managed to have a big lead. A fiery comeback by the Knights, saw the Blue in a tight situation. A basket by RJ Jazul gave the Knights a one point lead. But Buenafe made the go-ahead basket that turned out to be the winning basket of the game. The Blue Eagles will either face La Salle or San Beda in the finals.