UAAP: Superior rebounding from Phillips, Baltazar helps La Salle fight off UE

La Salle's Michael Phillips. UAAP PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines — Michael Phillips and Justine Baltazar combined for 48 rebounds that kept La Salle afloat against a gritty University of the East side in the UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball tournament.
It took Mark Nonoy’s clutch baskets in overtime for La Salle to escape UE, which fought hard for its dear life before bombing out of Final Four contention with an 85-82 defeat, on Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.
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As the Green Archers struggled from the field with 29-of-88 shooting, they leaned on their two big men who outrebounded the whole UE team that had 41 boards.
Baltazar shot 4-of-15 but finished with 14 points, including the two free throws that sealed their victory, and 22 rebounds as La Salle improved to 7-3, just a game behind second plac


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