UAAP powerhouses Ateneo Blue Eagles and De La Salle Green Archers remain perfect in the ongoing 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup presented by Chooks-to-Go as the action continued on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Two teams remained perfect while one team finally made their way into the win column.
Ateneo def. UE, 83-61
The Ateneo Blue Eagles continued their impressive run in the preseason tournament with an 83-61 rout over the UE Red Warriors.
Angelo Kouame put up a huge double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds. Ateneo's new reinforcement also had two blocks. Isaac Go meanwhile chipped in with 15 points.
With Kouame manning the middle, the rest of the Eagles went to town from the perimeter, shooting 12-of-29 from downtown.
The Eagles continue to pace Group A with a pristine 4-0 record.
Arellano def. LPU, 93-76
The Arellano Chiefs got their second win of the preseason with a 93-76 decision over the Lyceum Pirates. Michael Canete had a strong outing of 17 points and 12 boards to lead the Chiefs who have improved to 2-1 in the standings.
For the Pirates, the pair of Germy Mahinay and Casper Pericas combined for 30 points in a losing effort.
DLSU def. UPHSD, 96-83
Just like their UAAP rival, the De La Salle Green Archers also kept their preseason record unblemished following their 96-83 win over the Perpetual Help Altas.
Aljun Melecio fired away 27 points to help give his team a 3-0 start in the tournament. The Archers once again flaunted their daunting frontline as Kira Samuel, Santi Santillan, and Justine Baltazar tallied 53 points. The trio also hauled down a total of 32 rebounds, establishing their dominance in the paint.
The Archers were down after three quarters but Melecio sparked a late run that changed the momentum of the ball game.
Prince Eze's 14-point, 13-rebound performance was not enough to help the Altas get their first win of the tourney.
UP def. NU, 73-57
On Friday's last game, the UP Fighting Maroons ended their three-game losing streak with a rousing 73-57 victory over the NU Bulldogs.
Gunner Paul Desiderio led the charge with 14 points and prized center Bright Akhuetie submitted a 10-point, 9-rebound effort.
As UP got their first win, NU is still searching for a way to end their woes. The Bulldogs remain winless after three tries.