Fierce rivals take the court as Eagles battle Archers

first_imgThe Eagles have remained almost intact with stars Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go also flashing more polished games under Tab Baldwin. Angelo Kouame has also turned out to be an upgrade from graduated foreign player Chibueze Ikeh, after dishing out a 20-point, 14-rebound performance in a win against University of Santo Tomas last week.Save for a stunning upset to the Adamson Falcons at the start of the season, the Eagles have been in superb form with back-to-back blow-out wins over National U and UST.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Game time is at 4 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena with the Eagles looking for their fifth win in six games, while the Green Archers aim to continue their rise after a roller coaster start to the season.“There’s no need to motivate the players if it’s an Ateneo-La Salle game,” said La Salle coach Louie Gonzales, who will be figuring in his first rivalry game after serving as deputy to Aldin Ayo the past two seasons on the Archers bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s a responsibility for us to come out and give everything. We know it’s going to be tough because since the start, Ateneo is the team to beat.With Mbala no longer around, Justin Baltazar and Santi Santillan have been trying to fill the hole in the middle this season. Returning guards Aljun Melecio and Kib Montalbo will also provide scoring spark. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Two teams that have not only split the UAAP basketball titles the past two seasons, but also form the fiercest rivalry in varsity sports in the country duke it out for the first time in Season 81 on Saturday.And while the odds have favored defending champion Ateneo after its impressive run to the crown last year, La Salle remains as dangerous as ever in the post Ben Mbala era.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Weary after air travel, young PH athletes’ spirits up as they hunt for golds View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more