Ateneo stays in hunt for 'twice-to-beat,' sends La Salle into fifth | Inquirer Sports

Ateneo stays in hunt for ‘twice-to-beat,’ sends La Salle into fifth

/ 06:34 PM November 08, 2015
Ateneo's Kiefer Ravena (15) goes for a layup against La Salle's Jeron Teng during the Blue Eagles' win on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena (15) goes for a layup against La Salle’s Jeron Teng during the Blue Eagles’ win on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Ateneo avenged its first round loss to De La Salle University with a 73-62 win on Sunday to stay in contention for a twice-to-beat edge in the UAAP Season 78 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Von Pessumal scored 17 points for the Blue Eagles, who hiked their record to 9-4 while also sending the Green Archers into fifth place with a 5-7 mark.

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National University, which won over University of the Philippines earlier, moved into fourth place with a 6-7 slate.

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TAGS: Ateneo Blue Eagles, Ateneo vs La Salle, Basketball, DLSU, La Salle Green Archers, second round, UAAP, uaap season 78
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