The La Salle Green Archers prevailed over their archrival, the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 67-65, in Game One of their best-of-three finals at the UAAP 79 men’s senior baskteball event.
The Archers led the Eagles early in the first quarter, as they limited Ateneo to two points in the first five minutes of the game.
But the Eagles battled back in the third quarter as they tied the game for the first time at 52 after trailing by as much as 15 points.
The Archers, however, led by Ben Mbala, fought off the Eagles as they move to within a game of clinching the crown they last won in 2013.
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