The Archers are back after a four-year absence and are seeking to end a 21-year title drought in the one-game final at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday next week at the same Malate venue.
Ateneo and Far Eastern University, two teams which faced off for the crown two years ago and are determined to reclaim lost glory, clash in the other semifinal at 4 p.m.
Montalbo will play for the retooling Makati Super Crunch, one of the hottest teams in the recent MPBL Datu Cup, but falter in the playoffs and lost to the Quezon City Capitals in the northern division quarterfinal round.
Branrey Bienes lit up for the Tamaraws, dropping nine of his 25 points in the final canto, on top of six rebounds to rise to a 5-3 record in the Foundation Group. #PBADL
In other fixtures, defending champion University of the Philippines rallied from a goal down to eliminate National University, 4-1, while De La Salle avenged its first round loss to University of the East with a 2-0 victory. #UAAPSeason81
JARVEY Gayoso scored twice as Ateneo topped 10-man De La Salle, 3-1, to remain on top of the table Thursday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament at the FEU-Diliman pitch. #UAAPSeason81
The Tamaraws remain on top of the table with 15 points, two off joint second placers the Blue Eagles and the Green Archers, who both have 13 points. #UAAPSeason81
Bataan dumped Caloocan, 83-71, to complete the sweep as Richard Escoto had a soloid game for the Zetapro-backed Risers. The pride of Far Eastern University finished with 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Risers charge. #MPBL
University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas collide in a rematch of last year’s Finals, while Far Eastern University stakes its hold of the lead today (Thursday) in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament. #UAAPSeason81
UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas seeks to solidify its hold on top of the table as it tangles with National University today (Sunday) in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament at the FEU-Diliman pitch.