MANILA – De La Salle University Green Archers vented its ire on Mapua University Cardinals to score a 68-61 victory in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preaseason Cup at the San Juan Arena.
Encho Serrano led the way with 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and a steal for the Green Archers, which bounced back on Tuesday from a tough overtime loss to University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons on Sunday.
Andrei Caracut added 11 markers while Justine Baltazar contributed nine points, 12 rebounds and three blocks,
With the win, the Green Archers improved to 2-1 win-loss slate in Group A.
Lawrence Victoria, meanwhile, finished with 14 markers for the Cardinals which suffered its third straight defeat in as many games.
In Group B, the National University Bulldogs recovered from a tough defeat by taking down Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 82-77.
Dave Ildefonso top-scored with 19 points while Robert Minerva chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs.
On the other hand, Adamson University Falcons which were handed a heart-breaking loss by the Lyceum Pirates Friday last week escaped the College of Saint Benilde Blazers, 82-75, to get back on the winning track on Tuesday.
Lenda Douanga had double-double 19 points and 16 rebounds while Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerom Lastimosa added 17 and 16 points, respectively.
With its victory, the Falcons rose to 2-1 in Group B./PN