Ben Mbala throws weight around as La Salle beats UE to stay unbeaten in Filoil Cup
Ben Mbala led the way for La Salle with 24 points and 15 boards. Dante Peralta

BEN Mbala finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds, and four blocks as De La Salle waylaid University of the East, 97-75, on Friday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.

Jeron Teng also had 24 points, while Thomas Torres and Abu Tratter added 13 and 12 each for the Green Archers, who improved their record to 2-0 in Group B.

Cameroonian Mbala led the way for the Green Archers, helping the team post a 49-36 lead at halftime.

Alvin Pasaol had 13 points for the Red Warriors, who slipped to 1-1 after beating Ateneo in overtime last weekend.

The scores:

DLSU (97) — Mbala 24, Teng 24, Torres 13, Tratter 12, Gob 6, Caracut 5, Montalbo 5, Melecio 4, Langston 4, Go 0.

UE (75) — Pasaol 13, Charcos 10, Batiller 8, Penuela 8, Manalang 7, De Leon 6, Palma 5, Acuno 4, Olayon 4, Poblete 3, P. Varilla 2, Derige 2, Gagate 2, Larupay 1, Armenion 0, Bartolome 0.

Quarters: 25-18, 49-36, 73-62, 97-75.

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