Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

ADMU

Adamson boots out Ateneo, advances to UAAP 82 Boys Basketball semis, NBTC Nationals

Adamson University utilized a huge second half fightback to eliminate Ateneo High School, 84-75, and advance to the second phase of the UAAP Season 82 Boys Basketball Stepladder, Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Down one entering the fourth quarter, the Baby Falcons torched Ateneo with an 18-2 blast — capped by Jake Figueroa’s layup off a steal — to take a commanding 15-point advantage with 5:53 left, 75-60.

Lebron Lopez and Forthsky Padrigao then joined hands to cut the Adamson lead to just nine with 2:18 left, 79-70. However, they could not make their shots down the stretch, as Adamson walked away with the victory.

“Halftime, we committed tougher defense. They had their way nung first half, tapos relax lang kami. Ang usapan namin, pahirapan sila at medyo nag-click. Tapos nakaratsada na,” said Baby Falcons coach Mike Fermin.

Trailing 29-14 midway through the second frame, Adamson launched a 15-2 comeback. Nicole Quinal and John Erolon’s back-to-back treys then sliced the deficit to just two at the break, 31-29.

Rookie MVP Figueroa unloaded a monster double-double with 15 points and 22 rebounds, on top of four assists, four blocks, and two steals.

John Erolon uncorked 16 markers built on four triples to go with five boards and five dimes, while Ruzzell Dominguez had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Joshua Barcelona was a sparkplug off the bench with 10 markers and 10 boards.

Besides advancing to the semis, Adamson has also qualified for the 2020 Chooks-to-Go National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) National Finals.

Padrigao tallied 22 points, eight dimes and two steals for Ateneo. On the other hand, Lebron Lopez was held to 13 markers, four boards, and seven blocks after incurring three fouls in the first half.

#ReadMore  NU-NS Bullpups move to verge of UAAP 82 Boys' Basketball elims sweep

Joaquin Jaymalin got 20 points and seven rebounds while Josh Lazaro had 12 markers, 10 boards, and six rejections.

The Baby Falcons will square off against the twice-to-beat FEU-Diliman on the stepladder second phase, which will be played on a later date after all UAAP games were canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


The Scores:

AdU 84 — Erolon 16, Figueroa 15, Dominguez 13, Quinal 13, Guarino 11, Barcelona 10, Cosal 6, Hanapi 0.

AHS 75 — Padrigao 22, Jaymalin 20, Lopez 13, Lazaro 12, Espinosa 4, Ladimo 2, G. Salvador 2, Corral 0, De Ayre 0, Nieto 0, Pangilinan 0, M. Salvador 0.

Quarterscores: 8-22, 29-31, 57-58, 84-75.

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

ADMU

The 82nd season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines may have not received a proper send-off due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19)...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has confirmed that it has to break Gilas Pilipinas Men’s camp inside Inspire Sports Academy, Monday afternoon.  The Philippine Sports...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

With the NCR and its surrounding provinces put under enhanced community quarantine, the Philippine Sports Commission has ordered the suspension of all national team...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin firmly believes that high school standout LeBron Lopez has a bright future ahead of him, and his inclusion...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin admitted that it has been a challenge for the coaches teaching the younger players invited to Gilas Pilipinas’...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

New faces banner Gilas Pilipinas’ pool that entered the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna, Monday. Headlining the cast are some of the brightest...

AdU

Jake Figueroa has decided to stay with the school that has become his home over the last two years.  The reigning UAAP High School...

AdU

Two of the brightest prospects in Adamson High School have decided to stay at home. Shooter Matty Erolon and bruiser Joshua Barcelona have committed...

Advertisement