San Beda survives La Salle in FilOil opener

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National Collegiate Athletic Association champions San Beda College Red Lions outlasted the De La Salle University Green Archers in overtime, 86-80, to book an opening day win in the 2015 FilOil Flying V pre-season collegiate tournament on Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.

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The stifling defense of the Red Lions caused problems for the Green Archers as the former led the latter, 62-54, after three quarters of play.

In the final seconds of regulation, however, La Salle’s offense ignited as Jeron Teng completed a three-point play to tie the teams at 76-all and send the game into overtime.

San Beda managed to extinguish the fiery late game outburst of their rivals and slip away with the win after a stellar 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists performance by veteran guard Baser Amer.

Meanwhile, the University of the East Red Warriors also opened their pre-season conquest with a 60-59 win over the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.

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