JERON Teng wasn’t surprised at all with the way Ateneo played De La Salle on Sunday that led to the second straight loss of the UAAP men’s basketball defending champion despite his double-double performance against the Green Archers’ bitter rival.
Teng scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but the effort couldn’t prevent the Archers from suffering a 97-86 loss in the first meeting between the old rival schools this season.
Teng, who shot 6-of-20 from the field, said La Salle expected Ateneo to come out strong despite trailing early on, 13-4.
“We knew naman na Ateneo is a contender this year. We knew that they are a strong team and they will be ready for us,” said Teng.
Despite the poor start to the season, Teng said the 0-2 record of La Salle is still not something to worry about with the tournament still a long way to go.
“There still has a lot of time to prepare and adjust whatever we have to adjust,” said the La Salle shooting star.
The Archers get an opportunity to bounce back quickly as they play on Wednesday the National University Bulldogs, a team which is undefeated at 2-0.
The game will be played at the Mall of Asia Arena.