FEU knocks out La Salle to enter Filoil semis
Far Eastern University booked a semifinals spot after outgunning La Salle, 76-69, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Thursday.
Hubert Cani scored the last 11 of 13 points for the Tamaraws including a dagger stepback jumper with 27.8 ticks left for the 74-69 lead.
“Facing the seasoned teams from Group A of the tournament help us in our preparation for the coming UAAP season,” FEU head coach Olsen Racela said.
La Salle will face the winner of the Ateneo-Letran matchup.
The Green Archers used a 13-2 surge at the start of the payoff period to take the lead, 59-54.
FEU collared 44 rebounds while La Salle only had 35.
Cani spearheaded the Tamaraws with 22 points while Arvin Tolentino and Prince Orizu chipped in 10 apiece.
Andrei Caracut had 15 markers for La Salle. Justin Robert Valencia