IN PHOTOS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 2nd round

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo became the first team to book a ticket to the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball Final Four following a 77-69 victory over rival La Salle on Sunday, October 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Adrian Wong got the Blue Eagles off to a strong start – a performance that  Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin credited for setting the tone as the Green Archers took the floor looking “very composed and sure of themselves.”

The victory stretched the defending champions’ perfect run to 10 games while the Archers slipped to 4-5.

Check out the game photos here:

 

 

READY TO CHALLENGE. La Salle keeps pace with Ateneo early with guys like Encho Serrano u2013 who scatters 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals u2013 stepping up in key stretches. Photo release

READY TO CHALLENGE. La Salle keeps pace with Ateneo early with guys like Encho Serrano u2013 who scatters 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals u2013 stepping up in key stretches.

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COMEBACK. Jamie Malonzo attempts to fuel La Salleu2019s efforts to wrest the lead, but the Ateneo gang always quickly responds. Photo release

COMEBACK. Jamie Malonzo attempts to fuel La Salleu2019s efforts to wrest the lead, but the Ateneo gang always quickly responds.

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STEADY. As always, Thirdy Ravena keeps the Blue Eagles on an even keel to help Ateneo complete an elimination sweep of La Salle.  Photo release

STEADY. As always, Thirdy Ravena keeps the Blue Eagles on an even keel to help Ateneo complete an elimination sweep of La Salle.

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USUAL NUMBERS. Ange Kouame proves to be another reliable, dropping a double-double outing of 10 points, 14 boards, and 3 blocks. Photo release

USUAL NUMBERS. Ange Kouame proves to be another reliable, dropping a double-double outing of 10 points, 14 boards, and 3 blocks.

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LIMITED. After an incredible 25-25 performance, La Salleu2019s Justine Baltazar winds up with just 12 points and 9 rebounds. Photo release

LIMITED. After an incredible 25-25 performance, La Salleu2019s Justine Baltazar winds up with just 12 points and 9 rebounds.

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GRUELING. u2019It's always a tough game to prepare for,u2019 Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says of the rivalry showdown. Photo release

GRUELING. u2019It's always a tough game to prepare for,u2019 Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says of the rivalry showdown.

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– Rappler.com