La Salle blows lead, holds off Adamson in Mbala’s return

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport PLAY LIST 01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mbala picked up where he left off last season where he won the MVP award, and La Salle needed every bit of its Cameroonian import’s production down the stretch with Adamson mounting a spirited rally in the fourth quarter.“That was a bad win. we started strong but down the stretch, we committed lots of mistakes,” DLSU head coach Aldin Ayo told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“The problem was really our execution. The players thought the game was already over after the first half that’s why in the second half, in the fourth quarter our youth, our immaturity showed,” Ayo said.But Mbala, fresh off an impressive play with Cameroon in the Fiba Afrobasket, kept the Archers steady amid the Falcons’ run in the final frame. He scored seven timely points in the fourth quarter, including a contested drive that pushed his team’s lead back to 11, 79-68, with 4:36 remaining. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES La Salle big man Ben Mbala with an emphatic dunk against Adamson in his first game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion La Salle blew a big lead before holding off Adamson, 85-73, to remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The Green Archers welcomed back Ben Mbala, who announced his return in style with a 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT “As expected, even you guys expected to see a game like this from Ben after his stint in the league he just played in,” Ayo said of his prized big man, who averaged 21.8 points and 9.3 rebounds for Cameroon in this year’s Afrobasket.Adamson trailed by as much as 24 points before pulling within seven points several times in the second half, the last instance was when Jerie Pingoy set up Papi Sarr for a gimme that made it, 75-68, with still 5:43 left.Sarr, who is still trying to regain his top form after suffering from a groin injury just before the season started, came away with 12 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Falcons, who dropped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees Pradera continues to dominate PAL fieldlast_img read more

Panathinaikos Loses Game, Wins Title

first_imgATHENS — Panathinaikos won the Greek league playoffs for the second Champions League berth despite a 1-0 away loss to PAOK on May 17. Zvonimir Vukic scored for PAOK in the 57th minute.In the other playoff game, Atromitos beat Asteras 3-1.Panathinaikos won the six-game playoffs with one point more than PAOK. The latter had three points deducted for crowd trouble in a Greek Cup game against Olympiakos.Atromitos finished third, four points behind Panathinaikos, beating Asteras on goal difference.Panathinaikos joins Greek champion Olympiakos in next season’s Champions League; Olympiakos goes directly to the group stage, while Panathinaikos plays in the third qualifying round.The other three playoff participants will appear in the Europa League; PAOK in the playoff round, Atromitos and Asteras in the third and second qualifying rounds, respectively.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more