FilOil: High-octane offense fuels Archers’ win over Cobras
Almond Vosotros and three other Archers scored in double figures as La Salle made quick work of the Southwestern University Cobras in their 98-61 blowout yesterday.
Vosotros led all scorers with 17 points on 78 percent shooting while the frontline tandem of Norbert Torres and Jason Perkins went for a combined 28 points, 9 boards and 5 assists. In addition, Gabby Reyes posted another efficient performance with 10 points and an assist.
This win gives the Archers an unscathed 2-0 record in their respective bracket.
“I think the boys really played well on both ends (of the floor), but still we have to work on a lot of things especially on defense,” shared Coach Gee Abanilla after the game.
For the Cobras, big man Morbert Arong had 13 points while Bernie Bregondo and Fabrice Siewe had 16 points and 5 rebounds combined.
Unleashing the offensive juggernaut
In this game, the Archers displayed a balanced inside-outside attack by shooting an effective 57 percent from both beyond the arc and in the paint and perimeter.
Vosotros displayed his three-point shooting prowess after roasting the opposition by nailing 3 out of 4 outside jumpers. Displaying aggressiveness in the paint during their previous game against UST, Perkins showed another aspect of his game, his outside touch, after nailing on both his attempts. Reyes also joined the three-party with 2 makes out of three attempts.
Vosotros later on shared on how he prepared for this game, saying, “To be honest, a week before the game, before namin makalaban ang SWU, sobrang nagprepare ako kasi last game gigil ako.”
Aside from their shooting exhibition, La Salle shared the ball well posting 23 assists compared to SWU’s 12.
Facing a tougher frontline compared from their previous outing, the Archers bevy of big men stood up to challenge.
La Salle showed more grit and hustle by outrebounding the opposition with a 39-21 rebounding advantage. Surprisingly, swingman Gabby Reyes had the most rebounds with 6 while Torres, Yutien Andrada and Arnold Van Opstal all had 5 boards apiece.
Torres then shared his thoughts on guarding against a taller SWU frontline, saying, “It was a good experience against big guys like them. You don’t always get that in practice. In a game like this, I really learned on how to defend people bigger than me.”
Moreover, Coach Gee again showed his praise from another good game from Reyes, “I give it to him because he really worked a lot during the offseason and now it is slowly paying off.”
Up next for the Green Archers will be the San Sebastian Golden Stags this coming April 26.
“I guess this is a different kind of team (San Sebastian) we’re facing and we’re going to prepare for it,” Coach Abanilla ended.