The Ateneo-La Salle exhibition game that involved PBA cagers from both schools was a total washout. After watching the game you will definitely love Collegiate Basketball. Watching them play six to seven years ago was a thing of beauty but seeing them play a while ago was a big letdown. It was just seeing them have fun and it seemed like there was no fire in their eyes. Well since most of them became friends in the PBA then most of them were just chiding at each other and laughing at every play as if it were just a normal PBA game. Gone was the drama that involved Rico Villanueva and Carlo Sharma, plus Sharma's punching Rich Alvarez became a thing of the past. Remember the constant trash talking of Wesley Gonzalez and Mac Cardona which resulted in Larry blocking Mac's two hook shots.
The game ended in a tie, well that's better than losing. For me the sparkplug ot the Blue Eagles was Olsen Racela and Rico Villanueva. Olsen's head's up play and defense brought back the Eagles while the offense of Rico kept them at bay. On the other hand it was the surprising game of Carlo Sharma and the defense of Mark Telan that carried the fight for the Green Archers.
I just hope that next time around the Blue Babble will be at hand to lend a shout.