UAAP 82: Encho Serrano career game powers La Salle past UST

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Sep 28 2019 04:22 PM | Updated as of Sep 28 2019 05:56 PM

Encho Serrano did the heavy lifting, Aljun Melecio delivered the goods, and De La Salle University dragged down University of Sto. Tomas, 92-77, for a much-needed bounce back win in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament, Saturday at MOA Arena.

Serrano turned in the best game in his collegiate career with 29 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists while Melecio waxed hot with 26 markers of his own built on 6-of-9 shooting from deep as the Green Archers played inspired from start to finish.

The Taft-based team was in complete command for majority of the matchup before Rhenz Abando pulled the Growling Tigers to just down four, 50-54, with under four minutes remaining in the third quarter

It was at that point, however, that Serrano had 13 points in a 15-8 run that re-increased the La Salle lead to 69-58 inside the last nine minutes.

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