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FEU overwhelms La Salle for 6th win

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FEU still holds on to their Final Four aspirations.

The Tamaraws worked wonders on both ends which eventually led to 81-60 blowout against La Salle Green Archers in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Ynares Center on Saturday October 19.

FEU bounced back from a sorry loss against Ateneo on Wednesday to claim the solo fourth spot with a 6-6 record.

The Morayta-based squad dictated the tempo in the opening salvo with a 27-11 control.

It was all about FEU all throughout the matchup, as they ended up with a 54.1 shooting percentage while La Salle was held to just 32 percent.

“We needed this win so badly,” FEU head coach Olsen Racela said.

“I was impressed with our offense today in terms of shooting, but more than that I am happy with the way they defended.”

L-Jay Gonzales stuffed the stat sheets with 14 points, six boards, seven assists, and two steals for the FEU, while Wendell Comboy tallied 12 markers and five boards.

Spitfires Ken Tuffin shot the lights out with 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the three-point area while Xyrus Torres listed 11 points on 3-on-4 shooting in the same area.

La Salle fell to a 5-6 record after failing to capitalize on their UE triumph.

Justine Baltazar continued his charge for the Green Archers with 16 points and nine rebounds.

The Scores

FEU 81 – Gonzales 14, Tuffin 14, Comboy 12, Torres 11, Tchuente 8, Stockton 7, Ebona 6, Cani 5, Alforque 2, Tempra 2, Bayquin 0, Bienes 0, Dulatre 0, Mantua 0, Nunag 0.

La Salle 60 – Baltazar 16, Malonzo 13, Serrano 9, Melecio 7, Caracut 5, Manuel 3, Bartlett 2, Cu 2, Lim 2, Escandor 1, Bates 0, Hill 0, Lojera 0.

Quarter Scores: 27-11, 40-29, 57-42, 81-60.