first_imgAteneo is the lone undefeated team in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup and the Eagles look to keep it that way when they face skidding Mapua on Friday at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT The Eagles have been routing the FilOil field by an average of 25.5 points per game and with a relatively light schedule on their plate, no one can blame the Katipunan school if it looks forward to next Tuesday’s titanic matchup against rival La Salle.For organizers of the tournament, the showdown of the rivals has a special meaning as the game will serve as a fundraiser for longtime barker Rolly Manlapaz who is currently ill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe league will sell separate tickets to the first two matches of the June 12 offering. Prices for the Ateneo-La Salle showdown are: courtside P450, lower box 275, and upper box P100. The tickets will include the Gilas Pilipinas-Emilio Aguinaldo College clash in the 7 p.m. nightcap.Tickets will be sold at the venue gate. For now, Ateneo must get past Mapua using its league-leading offense (87.4 points per game) and defense (61.9 ppg).Ateneo is coming off a 108-44 destruction of Emilio Aguinaldo College. The 64-point winning margin is the largest margin of victory in the 12-year history of the competition.The Cardinals have lost three straight after winning their first four assignments. The last loss by Mapua came at the hands of the Gilas Cadets, who leaned on Ken Tuffin’s two consecutive triples to spark a run that forged a 97-78 win.“I think we kept the game close and even had a chance to win it against the national team, which is composed of probably the best in college now. Good learning for us,” Mapua coach Atoy Co said.Adamson, meanwhile, battles San Sebastian at 6:30 p.m. while Letran opens the day’s schedule when it faces Saint Benilde at 12:30 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES There is a subplot to that match as Letran will field big man Christian Fajarito, who used to play for the Blazers before transferring to Intramuros. The Knights have also added Larry Muyang (La Salle) and Bonbon Battiler and Fran Yu (University of the East) to their lineup.San Beda plays against Perpetual Altas in the second game as the Lions go up against their former coach, Frankie Lim, who now calls the shots for the Altas.The Red Lions are coming off a rousing 72-70 victory over La Salle, where they dealt the Archers their first loss in seven outings and may have a grudge to bear against Lim and the Altas.Lim was able to pry center Ben Adamos from San Beda.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Running on tight schedule, Ceres trips Davao to keep lead Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ View commentslast_img read more