Pregame: DLSU vs AdU 8/6
The Green Archers rolled over their opponents in the past three games to improve their record to 3-2. They will face a stiffer challenge this time against the Adamson Falcons tomorrow. Game time is at 3PM.
La Salle will be facing a team that has had their number for the past few years. The Archers seem to have problems matching up against the Falcons’ versatility. The last time they won over the Falcons was in the first round of the 2009 season where they escaped with a 64-63 overtime win.
Expect the Falcons to do the zone which has been effective against the Archers for the past two seasons. With the return of LA and the vast improvement of Oda, the team has addressed the need for players that can slash their way to the basket and create their own scoring opportunities. To counter the zone, La Salle’s outside shooters need to be sharp in this match in order to open up the team’s inside offense.
It is also important for the Archers not to engage the Falcons in a scoring duel. Adamson scores at an average of 81 points in their victories but only 54 points in their defeats. The Falcons need to blow out their opponent to have a better chance in winning since they seem to lose their edge when in a close match. Defense is definitely the key.
With FEU losing to UP yesterday, a win by the Green Archers here will tie them with the Tamaraws for second place as we near the end of the first round.