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    La Salle leads race to overall title in UAAP

    Oct 23, 2013
    Jeron Teng and the Green Archers basketball team help carry La Salle to the top of the overall standings. Jerome Ascano

    LA Salle leads the race for general championship in Season 76 of the UAAP, boosted by its success in men’s and women’s basketball.

    The Archers, who won their first ever general championship in Season 75, has 162 points to lead perennial general champion UST (146) by 16 points.

    The twin titles in basketball plus victories in men's table tennis and taekwondo and women's judo put La Salle on top.

    The Green Archers edged the UST Tigers in the men’s basketball finals, while the Lady Archers also made a major contribution by winning for the school along Taft Avenue the women’s basketball crown, their first in 11 years.

    La Salle also placed second in women's badminton and table tennis and men's swimming and third in women's taekwondo and swimming and men's judo.

    "We are happy and pleased with the performances of our student-athletes in the men's and women's division," said De La Salle representative to the UAAP board Henry Atayde.

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    UST won women's taekwondo and poomsae and also wound up second in men’s and women's beach volleyball and men's taekwondo. The Tigers were third in women's basketball and table tennis and men's badminton.

    Running third with 133 points is University of the Philippines, which highlighted its campaign with a sweep of the men’s and women’s swimming titles. The Fighting Maroons ruled women's table tennis and were second in women's taekwondo and poomsae and men's judo and finished third in women's badminton and men's taekwondo.

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    Ateneo is fourth with 125 points, followed by Far Eastern University (78), National University (74), University of the East (68) and season host Adamson University (51).

    Making up for their fifth place finish in men’s basketball a season after nailing their fifth-straight crown, the Blue Eagles ruled men's and women's badminton and men's judo and recorded runner-up finishes in women's swimming and judo. Ateneo was third in women's beach volleyball, men's swimming and poomsae.

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    The Tamaraws were runners-up in men's table tennis and third-placers in men’s basketball, while the Bulldogs retained the men's beach volleyball crown and collected runner-up trophies in women's basketball and men's badminton.

    Adamson University highlighted its first-semester effort with a title-conquest in women’s beach volleyall. UE has yet to win a crown.

    A championship is worth 15 points, second place 12, third 10 points, fourth eighth points, fifth six points, sixth four points, seventh two points and eighth one point.

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    Jeron Teng and the Green Archers basketball team help carry La Salle to the top of the overall standings. Jerome Ascano
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