De La Salle University defeated Ateneo de Manila University, 72-59, on Sunday in San Juan, maintaining a perfect record in the 2023 Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup.
The Green Archers used a strong third quarter performance to their advantage, outscoring the Blue Eagles 23–13 to finish the quarter with a 55–41 lead.
The Taft-based team did not look back after taking a 72-52 lead with 2:09 left in the game to secure the victory.
At the half, the Green and White were in the lead, 32-28.
Mark Nonoy, Joshua David, and Kevin Quiambao each scored 11 points, while Evan Nelle finished with 12 points, seven assists, and three rebounds.
Mike Philips had 10 points and 10 rebounds as La Salle earned its eighth victory of the competition.