In photo: Ben Mbala (in white) goes for a shot in La Salle vs. UST game
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By Angela Coloma
MALL OF ASIA ARENA ― TURNOVERS plagued the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in their game against De La Salle University Green, giving the Tigers their second loss in the UAAP’s 79th season.
The Tigers committed 40 turnovers in the game. The Archers took advantage of the poor gameply by scoring 34 points off the turnovers, data from the game’s official stat sheet showed. DLSU’s dominance on both sides of the court left the Tigers no chance to take the lead.
All Archers except Mark Dyke scored in the game. After ending the first half with an eight-point lead, the Archers sealed the nail on the coffin after creating an 18-4 run during the second half.
“I told [the team] to execute and be patient,” DLSU Coach Aldin Ayo said in a press conference.
DLSU’s Ben Mbala dominated the boards with 16 rebounds, scored 18 points and dished one assist. Mbala scored 10 of his 18 points in the third quarter alone. Tiger two-guard Henri Subido scored as much points as Mbala but was not able to deliver, while returning point guard Jon Sheriff contributed 11 points. The Archers remain unbeaten at 3-0, while the Tigers are left at 1-2.