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Perkins, Reyes shine as Archers overcome Tigers

Saturday, 13 April 2013 27 Comments

2013 FilOil Flying V Preseason: DLSU Green Archers vs. UST Growling Tigers, April 13
Amid a solid effort by the UST Growling Tigers sans Coach Pido–who was at the Petron game in the PBA and left the coaching duties to Estong Ballesteros–they still came up short as the DLSU Green Archers squeezed through to get their first win, 73-67, in Saturday’s edition of the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Archers trailed 10-16 in the first quarter until they were able to catch up in the 2nd quarter, ending the half at a deadlock, 34 all.

Jeric Teng waxed hot early riding on a 75% shooting from the field, making 3 out of his 4 attempts, as well as making 6 of 6 charities resulting in a 100% free throw percentage in the first half.

DLSU kept it close in the third canto, keeping up with the Tigers’ energy to end with only a 6 point deficit, 57-51, coming into the fourth.

As soon as the payoff period began, the Tigers suffered a major meltdown after a hot start that allowed the Archers to step on the gas and deliver hustle plays, which eventually resulted in a Thomas Torres fastbreak against a running Jamil Sheriff to cut the deficit to 2, 62-60, with 4:55 remaining.

Coach Gee Abanilla relied on two of his off the bench wards to scrape out the win.

Jason Perkins, a 20-year old who played in a small-time high school in Minnesota, came alive with 17 points and was a key factor in a 9-0 run in the 4th quarter that finally put the Archers on top, 67-62.

Perkins said he did not have much expectations in his debut in Philippine college basketball. “Just (to) work hard and (to keep) trying my best. I was a little nervous at first.”

Coach Gee thought highly of him and said, “He’s a legitimate scoring option for the team.” He also added
that Perkins did well in hustling for the ball. “I think I really admire the way he plays. (He is) impressive on the floor, diving for the loose ball. ‘Yung dirty jobs ginagawa niya.”

Gabriel Reyes was also a bright spot for the Archers with his 13 points on 5 of 5 100% field goal shooting along with 3 dimes and 1 steal.

Jeron Teng was moderately quiet contributing 10 points to his team, a far cry from his usual output.

“I think si Jeron, nakikiramdam rin eh. Kung sino ‘yung bago niyang teammates,” remarked Coach Gee of Jeron’s performance.

Kib Montalbo debuted with 3 points after joining the Archers for only a week so far. “I’m really surprised with the way he adjusted,” he remarked.

Coach Gee also said that the team needs to work on their defense and the fluidity of their offense.

“I guess we were kind of tight especially in the first half. We didn’t execute well on both ends of the court–too excited, I guess,” he explained.

Almond Vosotros chipped in 10 points and Norbert Torres added in 6.

Teng and Aljon Mariano combined for a total of 59 points for UST, 31 for Teng and 28 for Mariano.


Quarter scores: 10-16, 34-34, 51-57, 73-67

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  • Navigator says:

    It was like La Salle versus Jeric Teng and Aljon Mariano all game long.

  • Spectator says:

    Wow another recruitment binge of the Archers? Every year they recruit all the HS stars and other stalwarts they can lay their hands on, not mindful if they really need the player or are already loaded for the position of the player. Some of these players recruited in the last few years never really had a chance to bring out their full potential because they have to share the same position with other former HS stars. Some of them had already left. It has become a problem who gets the ball and who gets the playing time.The approach of other teams is to guide their recruits gradually (except for game changers like Ravena or Parks and the like) , they let their more senior players start and use the rookies as their second stringers, in a year or two these rookies will have their turn to start and get the playing time while the next batch of new comers take their turn as back ups. I think they have a good coach in Gee Abanilla, he should learn to define who the starters and the second stringers are. Among the recruits this year I think Perkins will be the impact player. He is a bigger version of Andrada A role player with strength and good touch under the basket. For Montalbo, based alone on this game, looks like the second coming of Tallo?

    • wye says:

      Perkins is small albeit wide..probably only 6’3 since he’s smaller than aljon but he can still grom taller and is certainly bulky enough to play 4 in the philippines. Teng has carried his hot dleague performance, hopefully the others follow suit…lalo na si karim who looked sobrang tamad. It’s just game one of the preseason though…not the right time to evaluate.

    • serge says:

      Did you know UST could be splurging on recruits and retained the services of Coach Pido? If only Fr. Lana agreed to change their monicker to Golden Stingers as requested by eager alum booster Tony “Jollibee” Tan Caktiong.

  • Spinning Back Fist says:

    My goodness!!

    Mark Jayven Tallo bolted La Salle and umuwi na nang Cebu?!

    Man, if he just stayed in Katipunan, superstar backcourt tandem na Ateneo this year. But I’m still glad that he still left: Nico Elorde seems to be as tough as Eman Monfort. Must be his genes.

  • zestyzeta says:

    Pido does not enjoy playing against DLSU. LOL

  • mighty_bangaw says:

    tama si wye. mukang walang gana si karim the entire game. mukang tinatamad talaga especially when walking towards the bench during timeouts.

  • Green Arrow says:

    DLSU needs a new coach. Good players alone will not win championships. Like coach Virgil Villavicencio, very strong players, no title. After he was replaced, automatic three peat, four peat kaya lang na technical sa FEU

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