The race towards the quarterfinals of the Fil Oil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup is certainly heating up with contenders from both brackets seek to climb up in the team rankings. The top four teams in both groups will figure in the crossover quarters next week. Three crucial games were played on Saturday that have made the current team standings even more interesting.
But the biggest winners were the University of the East Warriors that upended the erstwhile-unbeaten De La Salle Green Archers, 60-53, and improved their record to 6-2. Charles Mammie was the biggest thorn on the side of the Archers as he dominated the paint in the fourth quarter, and also came up with a tough defensive stance against the frontline of La Salle. He tallied 13 points, nine rebounds and one block. But it was the concerted hustle and energy of the other Warriors that truly impressed me. They were relentless on defense, aggressive in rebounding, pushing the ball in transition, and fighting for loose balls. TheyRead More »from UE fought like true Warriors, hands La Salle first loss