Archers shoot for No. 4; maroons try to extend run
A De La Salle team seeking to bond more shoots for a fourth straight win in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup when it tangles with winless Emilio Aguinaldo College at Flying V Centre in San Juan on Friday.
Tip off is at 4:30 p.m. with the Archers, who are playing under a new coach in Louie Gonzales, priming up for the UAAP as they gun to unseat bitter rival Ateneo.
In another interesting match, the UP Fighting Maroons shoot for a third straight win when they tangle with the Perpetual Help Altas in the 6:30 p.m. game.
The 12:30 p.m. contest will pit Lyceum against College of St. Benilde even as University of Santo Tomas slugs it out with San Sebastian at 2:15 p.m.
The Maroons are coming off wins over National University and the underachieving Gilas Cadets.
The Altas will be without veteran AJ Coronel, who was suspended for one game after accumulating two unsportsmanlike fouls in their loss to Gilas the previous week.
“We have to improve in many facets of the game,” said Emilio Aguinaldo head coach Aris Sison in Filipino. “Some of our veterans have not done well and it is the young players who are responding to the challenge. As you know, the new players will only carry you so far.”
La Salle rookies Brandon Bates, Taane Samuel and Miggy Corteza have been impressive this early in the tournament and are all looking UAAP-ready.
The Generals, meanwhile, will be leaning on JP Maguliano, Philip Tampoc and point guard Maui Cruz.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue gates.
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