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Taane Samuel 'likely' not returning to DLSU

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The prized La Salle center has decided to stay in New Zealand following disagreements with the team

'LIKELY OUT'. La Salle's Kiwi center Taane Samuel may not return for another season.  File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

New regime: La Salle seeks return to glory

Dec 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

La Salle aims to live up to its rank of being one of UAAP's powerhouses in men's basketball

RETURN TO GLORY. La Salle's Aljun Melecio and the Season 79 Rookie of the Year is set to develop under his third coach in his UAAP collegiate career. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Former Qatar coach tapped as new La Salle mentor

Dec 14, 2018 - 12:12 AM

La Salle is expected to name former Qatar national basketball team head coach Tim Lewis as Louie Gonzalez's replacement

IN PHOTOS: Akhuetie tops UAAP Season 81 individual awards

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:26 PM

UP's Bright Akhuetie makes sure to celebrate this season's top individual award with the rest of the Fighting Maroons

Photo byMichael Gatpandan/Rappler

Beyond dreams: Montalbo just wanted an arena with drums

Nov 23, 2018 - 5:16 PM

All the Green Archers captain wanted was to experience the deafening environment that only the UAAP could offer

FAREWELL. Kib Montalbo sings the La Salle alma mater song on court one last time. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU knocks out La Salle, sets Final Four bout with Ateneo

Nov 21, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Arvin Tolentino sinks the game-winner as the Tamaraws survive a thriller against the Green Archers to advance to their sixth straight UAAP semifinals

TIGHT. Proving they both want it, the La Salle Green Archers and the FEU Tamaraws kept it close all throughout the do-or-die duel. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs FEU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 21, 2018 - 1:40 PM

La Salle and FEU try to knock the other out for a chance to face defending champion Ateneo in the UAAP Final Four

LAST CHANCE. Aljun Melecio's La Salle Green Archers and Hubert Cani's FEU Tamaraws chase the last semis seat. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

LOOK: La Salle gives all-out support in do-or-die game vs FEU

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:32 PM

DLSU-Manila will excuse students from absence – but not from missed requirements – if they present their used game ticket

DO-OR-DIE. The De La Salle Green Archers and Far Eastern University Tamaraws will clash for the last spot in the Final Four. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Aljun Melecio, La Salle play Final Four waiting game

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The Green Archers need to wait two more days before finding out if they're heading to the Final Four against Ateneo or to a playoff match versus FEU

LEADERSHIP. Aljun Melecio is not letting up his hopes to nab his third straight Final Four appearance with the Green Archers. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

Samuel’s spot in jeopardy as Gonzalez sets players’ meeting

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'If I need to slightly rein in Taane for us to get better, he won’t have a problem with that. He knows what his situation is now,' says La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez

TOO LATE. La Salle coach Louie Gonzales thinks Taane Samuel’s late inclusion may have messed up the Green Archers’ chemistry. Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

U.P. stuns La Salle, snaps 21-year Final Four drought

Nov 14, 2018 - 7:12 PM

After decades of misery, the UP Fighting Maroons return to the Final Four following a surprise whipping of the La Salle Green Archers

Photo by Joaqui Flores/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs UP – UAAP Season 81

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The La Salle Green Archers and the UP Maroons fight for a Final Four berth

MUST WIN. The Archers and the Maroons dispute the No. 3 spot. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Former Kiwi nat’l coach Tab Baldwin praises returning Samuel

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Ateneo mentor says 19-year-old bruiser Taane Samuel is 'another weapon' for La Salle

KIWI CONNECTION. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits that La Salle big man Taane Samuel gave the defending champions some problems. Photos by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Ateneo sweeps rival La Salle, nails twice-to-beat Final 4 bonus

Nov 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Flexing their championship mettle, the Blue Eagles thwart the Green Archers anew to stay on top at 11-2

Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Ateneo goes for the twice-to-beat semis bonus but La Salle also targets a key win to stay in the Final Four chase

TWIN TOWERS. Long and thin Justine Baltazar (right) and Angelo Kouame will be going head-to-head with each other. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 2

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:35 PM

A lot is at stake when the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the La Salle Green Archers clash in their second UAAP Season 81 showdown on Sunday, November 11, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

La Salle survives scare, eliminates NU

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The Green Archers remain in the hunt for the Final Four bonus as the Bulldogs bow out of semifinal contention

TOUGH CHALLENGE. Mark Dyke and the Green Archers had to work hard for their 8th win against John Lloyd Clemente and the young Bulldogs. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs NU – UAAP Season 81

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Peaking at the most opportune time, La Salle looks to sustain its second-round surge against NU

FIGHTING FORM. Dave Ildefonso tries to keep NU Bulldogs' campaign alive against the La Salle Green Archers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Why the DLSU Green Archers are only going to get better

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:43 AM

As off-court relationships blossom, La Salle begins to excel

TIGHT BOND. La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez says the Green Archers are spending more time together on and off the court. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP: NU books 75th straight win; Melecio nabs Player of the Week

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:29 PM

The Lady Bulldogs pocket their 11th consecutive win in Season 81 to move 3 wins from gaining an outright finals berth


Trash-talking UST spurs DLSU's Mark Dyke to career-high marks

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:48 PM

'Kasi parang nawawala yung respeto sa akin ng mga kalaban,' says Mark Dyke after dropping 16 points in the Green Archers' 41-point demolition of the Tigers

EFFICIENT. La Salle’s Mark Dyke delivers the goods even in just 17 minute of action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU expects injured Samuel back in 1-2 weeks

Nov 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Kiwi big man Taane Samuel is expected to see action as the Green Archers go for a crucial Final Four push

COMEBACK. Taane Samuel may just provide La Salle a needed boost in the final stretch. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle shreds UST by 41 points

Nov 03, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Showing no mercy from the get-go, the Green Archers dominate the Tigers all the way to keep hold of solo 3rd place

NO CONTEST. Justine Baltazar and the Green Archers were just head and shoulders above the UST Tigers all game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: La Salle vs UST – UAAP Season 81

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Embarrassed by his former team in their first meeting, UST coach Aldin Ayo looks to get even as his Tigers battle the La Salle Green Archers

TARGET. Aljun Melecio and the La Salle Green Archers try to keep hold of solo 3rd against the UST Tigers. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Kib Montalbo earns praise for leadership despite 'crappy' game

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:46 PM

His numbers may have dropped but the senior La Salle guard continues to deliver the intangibles

FINAL YEAR. As one of the team veterans, Kib Montalbo makes sure to guide his teammates. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle grinds out crucial win vs FEU

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The Green Archers climb to solo 3rd place as the Tamaraws slip out of the top 4

WILD CHASE. Aljun Melecio's La Salle Green Archers and Hubert Cani's FEU Tamaraws remain in the thick of the Final Four race. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: FEU vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81

Oct 27, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The FEU Tamaraws look to snap a three-game slide against the similarly erratic La Salle Green Archers

ON BOARD. Arvin Tolentino returns from a two-game suspension hoping to help the Tamaraws against the Archers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Franz, Falcons get 1st win over Archers

Oct 20, 2018 - 4:15 PM

For the first time in 3 years, Adamson coach Franz Pumaren and his Falcons shoot down the Archers

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: DLSU vs Adamson – UAAP Season 81

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The Adamson Soaring Falcons look to get even with the De La Salle Green Archers

SWEET REVENGE. The Adamson Soaring Falcons are hungry for a win against their silencers the De La Salle Green Archers.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle's Andrei Caracut settles into leadership role

Oct 17, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Veteran guard Andrei Caracut finally flashes his confidence on court

NEW ROLE. Andrei Caracut is in the process of adjusting to his leadership role in the team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle rides third-quarter surge to dispatch UE

Oct 17, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Green Archers drub the Red Warriors to pick up their fifth UAAP victory and grab a share of third place

ONE-SIDED. La Salle's Andrei Caracut scoops up a shot against UE's Shannon Gagate in a match the Green Archers dominated all the way. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN NUMBERS: DLSU Green Archers vs UE Red Warriors - UAAP Season 81

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The Green Archers shoot for a share of third place versus the skidding Red Warriors

HEIGHT BATTLE. Justine Baltazar will clash with Alvin Pasaol in their second round opener. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

‘Shaky’ La Salle still right on track

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:06 PM

After bowing to their rival Blue Eagles, the Green Archers banded together to shock the league-leading Falcons

STICKING TOGETHER. Aljun Melecio believes that all the Green Archers have to stick to the system in order to succeed. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle escapes in OT, sends Adamson to 2nd straight loss

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The Green Archers shock the Falcons to stay inside the top 4 at the end of the UAAP first round

DLSU (11) Aljun Melecio; AdU (14) Jerry Pinggoy. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Get That Ball: Rivals Ateneo, La Salle on different levels

Oct 06, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Yes, Adamson is a championship contender this season, but Ateneo is still the best team in the UAAP

LEAGUE STUDS. Raffy Verano and the Ateneo Blue Eagles overwhelm rival La Salle in their first showdown this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kib Montalbo on surprise return: 'I just wanna play basketball'

Oct 06, 2018 - 9:41 PM

'It’s my last year and I don’t want my thumb injury to determine my season,' says La Salle team captain Kib Montalbo

ALL OUT. Although he has yet to fully recover from injury, Kib Montalbo says he’s willing to take the risk. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Still hot: Streaking Ateneo demolishes rival La Salle

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The defending champion Blue Eagles flash their might against the Green Archers to roll to their fifth straight UAAP victory

DOMINANT. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove to be head and shoulders above the La Salle Green Archers in their first showdown. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Loaded Ateneo battles depleted La Salle in rivalry match

Oct 06, 2018 - 10:41 AM

A solid Ateneo wrecking crew battles a wounded La Salle squad in this season's first UAAP showdown between the two fierce rivals

FIRST SHOWDOWN. Thirdy Ravena's Blue Eagles and Aljun Melecio's Green Archers clash for the first time this season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 1

Oct 05, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The UAAP's biggest rivals will meet for the first time in Season 81 on Saturday, October 6, 4 pm at the Mall of Asia Arena

No need to pump up limping La Salle against Ateneo

Oct 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

La Salle coach Louie Gonzalez says the Green Archers pretty much know what to do against rival Ateneo

KEY COG. La Salle star Aljun Melecio looks to sustain his hot form against Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No bad blood between Ayo, Gonzalez after DLSU rout of UST

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo absorbs another heavy beating, this time against his former team La Salle

BLOWOUT. Aldin Ayo's UST Tigers suffer from back-to-back routs against Ateneo and La Salle. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Proving his worth: Baltazar records career-high versus old coach Ayo

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Against no less than his former mentor Aldin Ayo, the 6-foot-7 Justine Baltazar erupts for a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds

NOTHING PERSONAL. Justine Baltazar says he just wants to show his former mentor how much he has improved. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers embarrass former coach Ayo, Tigers

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:04 PM

La Salle rebounds from a narrow loss to UP with a 27-point blowout win over UST

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

No heartbreaker this time: Maroons escape Archers

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:01 PM

The UP Maroons rebound from an Adamson heartbreaker with a thrilling escape over the La Salle Green Archers

REBOUND. Bright Akhuetie and the UP Fighting Maroons arrest a three-game losing streak to pick up their second win.Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kib Montalbo fractures thumb, out 4 to 6 weeks

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:59 PM

After losing Taane Samuel due to a Jones fracture, the La Salle Green Archers will now have to play most of the elimination round without its team captain

MISSING TIME. Kib Montalbo is expected to miss crucial time for the La Salle Green Archers with a thumb injury. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Gonzalez: La Salle still far from brilliant

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:11 PM

DLSU head coach Louie Gonzalez is still waiting for the Green Archers to jell perfectly into his system

GIVING BACK. La Salle Rookie Encho Serrano makes sure that he contributes every time head coach Louie Gonzalez gives him the opportunity to. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle silences UE for 2nd UAAP triumph

Sep 23, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The Green Archers join a three-way logjam at the second spot in the UAAP men’s basketball competition

La Salle's Justine Baltazar gets swarmed by UE's (from left) Ric Gallardo, Alvin Pasaol and Rey Acuno. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

New La Salle coach nails 1st win, but it's no big deal

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Coach Louie Gonzalez says he's just happy to fulfill his responsibilities to his players and the La Salle community

FIRST WIN. DLSU head coach Louie Gonzalez and the Green Archers are looking to ride on the winning momentum. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thrust into a bigger role, Baltazar steps up for injured Samuel

Sep 19, 2018 - 9:21 PM

La Salle's Justine Baltazar plans to continue working hard as Taane Samuel will be out until November

SPOTLIGHT. Justine Baltazar proves himself as he hit the dagger that gave DLSU its first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle snatches first win over NU

Sep 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Green Archers rally past the gritty Bulldogs to clinch their first victory in two outings

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler