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    FEU Tamaraws, La Salle Green Archers putting fight-marred game behind them

    Sep 4, 2017
    Aldin Ayo hugs Olsen Racela as both say they are moving on from the melee in Davao. Jaime Campos

    FAR Eastern University Olsen Racela said the team is moving on after the controversial game in Davao City where Green Archers and Tamaraws players got into a fracas.

    "With that I want to close the book on the La Salle-FEU (incident)," said Racela during Monday's press conference at the Mall of Asia Arena for UAAP Season 80 after La Salle coach Aldin Ayo declared the Green Archers are also moving on.

    [See La Salle coach Aldin Ayo denies he choked FEU player Arvin Tolentino during Davao ‘basket-brawl’]

    The game began to unravel when Ron Dennison was ejected from the match for a hard foul on Ricci Rivero during the second half of the game before a free-for-all led to the ugly end to the match.

    Accusations later went left and right on social media with fresh video from the incident.

    [See FEU claims La Salle coach Aldin Ayo attempted to choke Arvin Tolentino as accusations fly after brawl]

    Interestingly, the Tamaraws and La Salle face off in their Season 80 opener on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    "Everybody is so excited about the UAAP. We are excited about our first game and nagkataon pa na La Salle," Racela said.

    [See New details emerge on Davao melee as Archers stopped from bringing chairs, stick in brawl vs FEU]

    "What I always preach to my players in basketball and in life is not to dwell on the past, move on, and be mindful of the present. 'Yun ang parati kong sinasabi," said Racela.

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    [See Under-fire Ron Dennison claims he only came to aid of FEU teammates in 'basket-brawl']

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    Aldin Ayo hugs Olsen Racela as both say they are moving on from the melee in Davao. Jaime Campos
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