De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila’s Green Archers won the championship of the 2017 Buddha Light International Association Cup (BLIA Cup) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The DLSU men’s basketball team became the new champions of the BLIA Cup after battling against France's Universite de Lyon in the finals game that resulted in a score of 93-74.
The Philippine team’s Ben Mbala was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament while Ricci Rivero was part of the Mythical Five selection. The Green Archers was coached by Aldin Ayo.
The BLIA Cup is an annual sport cultural exchange organized by the Fo Guang Shan Monastery (FGSM).
The Green Archers, champions of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 79, dominated the 2017 BLIA Cup by beating teams from America, China, Taiwan and France.