More work for La Salle after securing No. 2 spot
MANILA, Philippines – The De La Salle Green Archers are not resting on their laurels after beating the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 74-69, to secure the number two spot and a twice-to-beat advantage Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
La Salle made 11 three-pointers – six of them courtesy of LA Revilla – and held FEU to only 14% shooting from beyond the arc to win the playoff game.
But La Salle head coach Juno Sauler stressed that their work was far from done.
“There’s still a lot of work to be done. We know that they (FEU) will be coming back,” Sauler said after the game. “The coaches have to go back to the drawing board and see what we have to work on.”
Sauler said the Archers have to “shoot the ball better, defend better and play the fourth quarter better” when they take on the Tamaraws on Wednesday in what will be the official start of their Final Four showdown.
If they win on Wednesday, the Green Archers will make it to the UAAP Finals for the first time since Season 71, when they lost to rivals Ateneo in two games.
La Salle star Jeron Teng reiterated his coach’s sentiment.
“It was a good game for us, but we talked about it after the game and we told ourselves that there’s nothing to celebrate about,” he said. “We still have to beat them one more time to get into the Finals.”