Eagles, Archers duel for Filoil top seeding
MANILA, Philippines — Ateneo and La Salle bring their seething rivalry to another level as they dispute the top seeding in the highlight match of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Independence Day offering at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today.
The Eagles stake their eight-game win run against the Archers in the featured 4 p.m. encounter with the winner gaining the No. 1 ranking in the quarterfinal round which begins on June 28.
In second in Group A with a 7-1 slate, La Salle can clinch the top seeding with a victory over Ateneo, ensuring another classic showdown between the country’s fiercest collegiate rivals.
The match also serves as a fund-raiser for long-time tournament barker Rolly Manlapaz who is ill at the moment. The league will sell separate tickets to the first two matches and the subsequent Ateneo-La Salle game with prices pegged at P450 (courtside), P275 (lower box), P100 (upper box), inclusive of the Gilas-Emilio Aguinaldo College clash at 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate of the venue.