DE LA SALLE held University of Santo Tomas main gunner Nic Cabañero to 10 points in a 83-63 victory Wednesday night in the UAAP Season 85 men's basketball tournament at the Philsports Arena.
Schonny Winston had 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals, CJ Austria scored 13 points while Mike Phillips and Kevin Quiambao each scored 11 points for the Green Archers. Phillips also pulled down 11 rebounds.
Rebounding from last Saturday's 69-72 loss to defending champion University of the Philippines, De La Salle turned to its defense in the third period. The Green Archers limited the Growling Tigers to just six points.
De La Salle moved in a tie with UST and University of the East at 1-1 in the young season.
"We cannot dwell on that," said coach Derrick Pumaren, referring to Green Archers' fourth quarter meltdown against the Fighting Maroons in the opener.
"The season has just started. The important thing is we were able to bounce back today."
The victory was a big confidence booster for De La Salle in their rivalry game against Ateneo on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
After an explosive 33-point outing against the Falcons on opening day, Cabañero could only shoot 5-of-20 from the field. Pumaren was happy that the Green Archers were able to scout the Cebuano well.
Migs Pangilinan took over the scoring mantle for UST with 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Paul Manalang and Senegal's Adama Faye had 10 points apiece.
DLSU (83) -- Winston 19, Austria 13, M. Phillips 11, Quiambao 11, Estacio 6, Abadam 6, B. Phillips 5, Nonoy 3, Blanco 3, Manuel 2, Nwankwo 2, Cortez 2, Escandor 0, Macalalag 0, Buensalida 0.
UST (63) -- Pangilinan 11, Faye 10, Cabañero 10, Manalang 10, Garing 6, Lazarte 5, Escobido 4, Mantua 3, Calimag 3, Laure 1, Manaytay 0, Duremdes 0, Magdangal 0, Herrera 0, Gesalem 0.
Quarterscores: 30-21, 47-40, 65-46, 83-63