No time to relax just yet! Though the Archers have a 2-game edge over the 5th place team, they still need a couple of wins to cement their position in the final four.
UST still has an outside chance for a semis berth. A La Salle win will eliminate the Growling Tigers from contention so expect them to pull out all the stops to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive.
Just like in the first round, the team again needs to effectively defend the perimeter and capitalize on their height advantage in the paint. The only thing they should not repeat is a letdown in intensity and focus especially down the stretch.
Last week’s game may perhaps be the Green Archers’ best all-around performance of the season. It was a win born out of sheer determination and hard work. If they continue to play at that level, they will be a dangerous team come the final four.
But for now, let’s take it one game at a time.