In the final day of the Philippines Collegiate Champions League Luzon-MM (Group C) leg, the much anticipated match between UAAP contender and 2-time PCCL champions University of the East Red Warriors against the NAASCU Season X champions University of Manila Hawks last November 12 at the Arellano Gym, Legarda went into a battle who wanted it the most.
Coach Lawrence Chongson was determined to get a slot in the PCCL Sweet 16 when he has fielded all his boys in the court to end the hopes of NAASCU contender UM Hawks. Paul Lee and Paul Z both led the offensive run for the Red Warriors scoring 20 and 18 respectively; and three other UE players also scored in double digits to mustered a 100-74 win and set a match to off-season rival NCAA champions San Beda Red Lions in the Sweet 16 elimination.
UE (100) – Lee 20, Zamar 18, Enguio 12, Martinez 12, Acibar 10, Santos 7, Sumido 7, Casajeros 4, Duran 3, Reyes 3, Tagarda 2, Rosopa 0, Hernandez 0.
UM (74) – Viernes 21, Colina 14, Tan 12, Torres 11, PateÑo 8, Ibay 6, Manuel 2, Ancheta 0, Bonleon 0.
Quarter Scoring: 24-16; 46-35; 74-54; 100-74.