ATENEO BLUE EAGLES : Champions of UAAP Season 71

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ateneo Blue Eagles won over La Salle Green Archers 62 to 51.

Ateneo Blue Eagles has taken the UAAP Season 71 Seniors Basketball Championship and won 11 points ahead of La Salle Green Archers. The key to the game was defense... La Salle tried to stop towers like Rabeh al-Hussaini in the Championship game held at the Araneta Coliseum but failed since this tank was really unstoppable inside the paint... even if he was not given that much playtime since he played only three minutes in the first half after being assessed two early fouls.
DLSU played a very physical game because they wanted to get this one. With the refs as tight as they were, they should have expected those calls... Pumaren did not accept the 1st Runner up trophy in the ceremonies and opted to say after the game this statement:

"“We were called for 29 fouls and Ateneo 13. Ganu’n ba talaga sila kagaling dumipensa?" Pumaren said.

Is this a classless act? Well from the standard of an onlooker like me it's a big YES.... I was even rooting for La Salle today... but this particular gesture was a little uncalled for. Maierhofer on the other hand was ejected after he incurred a second technical because of an unsportsmanlike gesture at the 1:31 stage of the third quarter. Both teams suffered from tight officiating. La Salle starters Bader Malabes and James Mangahas and Ateneo’s Chris Tiu were forced to ride the bench for most of the game because of early foul trouble.

In the end, Ateneo prevailed and wins this one as they were the stronger team. Now its time for their Championship Bonfire, I hope I get invited so I could bring out my own set of marshmallows and make some smores! ^_^

But next season, I'd still be rooting for my UE Red Warriors! Go Fight Red and White! Pamantasan ng Silangan Talunin ang Kalaban! ^_^



ipam nugroho said...

wow..congratulate! Blue Eagles the best..bro!

MinnieRunner said...


I was hoping that DLSU would win Game 2.. wala lang.. para maasar ko lang ang ate ko, hihihi..

Congrats ADMU!!!

pusangkalye said...

My friend is very happy. Maka-blue eagles sya. Sayang---maka-LaSalle ako. I hope they could nail it next year. Ateneo is really a spoiler, we are supposed to watch this Sunday kung me laro pa kaso they finished it na.arrrghh!!!

[chocoley] said...

Oh ANIMO ATENEO! actually i agree with yew.. hopefully it'll be the year for UE XD