February 5, Sunday
Ateneo - De La Salle PBA Dream Game
- Jumpball -
- Rejump -
The Green Team gets of to a sizzling start and scores 34 points while the Blue team manages only 24.
Ren-Ren Ritualo [#14] puts in 8 markers and takes 3 rebounds.
Veterans of many a UAAP match,
JV Casio and Eric Salamat [#2] meet again.
Elasto Painter Ryan Arana [#18] - 9 points plus 9 rebounds.
Almost midway in the 2nd, the Blue Team ties the game.
But Alaska Ace Don Allado [#8] [above & below]
The Green Gallery gainfully applaud Allado's Antics.
and Meralco Bolt Mac Cardona [#14], both shooting 50% above from the field and the charity lane, lead the Archers to another double-digit lead,
13 points, by halftime.
Shopinas Clicker Ren-Ren Ritualo is left wide open.
- A Happy De La Salle fan -
With Japeth Aguilar fronting him, Cardona opts to kick out.
Tropang Texter Larry Fonacier [#12] and Meralco Bolt Mac Cardona [#14] relive their own personal rivalry. In this sequence, Fonacier is unable to block Cardona's lay-up which results in a twinner for the Green Team.
- Eagles Soar -
- Archers Aim -
PBA MVP Larry Fonacier [#12] shots 6 out of 10 from 2-point range
but misses [unfortunately] ALL his 4 treys.
[A dozen game-changing points lost there]
Green team - 57 rebounds Blue Team - 42 rebounds
Nonoy Baclao [#27], Rico Maierhofer, and Rico Villanueva
[above & 2 frames below] figure in a tenacious battle for control.
JC Intal [#6], doubled by Maierhofer and Ritualo,
releases from 3 o'clock - misses.
Leading by 13 come halftime [61-48],
they outscore the Blue Team by 6 [33-27]
in the 3rd to start the 4th ahead by 19 big points [94-75].
Trying mightily as they can,
the former Eagles are no match for the former Archers -
clearly, this is Green Day.
Leading scorer for the Blue team is LA Tenorio,
who also dishes out 13 assists.
Leading rebounder for the bLue Team, meanwhile,
is Doug Kramer who hauls down 9 boards.
Shopinas Clicker JR Aquino [#36] gives a hard foul on
driving Tropang Texter Japeth Aguilar [#35].
- Hustle, hustle, hustle !!! -
Wesley Gonzales suits up, but doesn't play -
Here, he clowns around behind [Ateneo grad and
former UAAP courtside correspondent and now a PBA courtsider],
pretty Jessica Mendoza, during a break.
- Elasto Painter vs Llamado -
Ryan Arana tries to defend JC Intal [#6].
Powerade Tiger JV Casio lets B-Meg Llamado JC Intal go
lest he be fouled and be given a bonus free throw.
JC Intal, again, doubled by Ritualo and Maierhofer.
The Battle for the Boards is won by the Green Team.
In any league, if you outrebound your opponent by15,
chances are you'll win the match.
Congrats to the De La Salle PBA 2012 Team !!
De La Salle PBA - 117 Ateneo PBA - 104