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La Salle overpowers Letran in fourth quarter to advance to FilOil Cup Semis

by Niel Victor Masoy, June 17, 2019 6:10pm

De La Salle University overwhelmed Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the final period to come away with an 80-69 win on Monday in the knockout Quarterfinals of the 13th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup at the San Juan Arena.

With the triumph, the Green Archers set up a showdown against the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates in the Semifinals of the tournament.

Down for the most part of the first half, La Salle started to find its groove in the third period as it finished the quarter on top by four points, 54-50.

The Green Archers then opened the final canto with a 7-0 flurry for a 61-50 lead at the 8:47 mark before they exchanged baskets with the Knights for over three minutes.

After that stretch, La Salle’s cushion was trimmed down to seven points, 65-58 with 5:17 left in the game.

But the Archers remained composed and unleashed an 11-2 run - built on a three-pointer by Andrei Caracut and four layups by Encho Serrano - to grab a 16-point, 76-60 advantage and basically seal the win with still to 2:29 remaining.

Andrei Caracut led La Salle with 15 points.

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