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Green Archers battle Red Lions in benefit game

Anold Van Opstal

In support of the relief operations for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, the De La Salle Green Archers will battle the San Beda Red Lions in a benefit match tomorrow, 12 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“It isn’t just about basketball but also calling attention to the victims of Yolanda,” said Green Archers head coach Juno Sauler. “As you have heard people say it often in the last few weeks, basketball is part of the healing process.”

“Even if it’s a charity game, expect both schools to go all out. At stake here are bragging rights about which team is better. Also what league is better,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez. “So you can say that we will play San Beda basketball while they (La Salle) will play their A-game.”


Aside from the game, there will be a three-point shootout side event pitting current and past players. Both school’s alumni groups will donate Php5,000 for each basket made by their respective teams in the shootout.

Tickets for the game are now available in Ticketnet and the athletic offices of both schools. Prices are pegged at P1,000 Patron, P500 Lower Box, P300 Upper A, P150 Upper B and P20 General Admission.

Though this game is going to be shown live on TV5, we highly encourage everyone to go to the venue and witness this rare match-up between the UAAP and NCAA champs.