Adamson University turned up its shooting, fending off University of Santo Tomas, 81-70, to take their second consecutive win in as many games in UAAP Season 82 High School Girls’ Basketball Tournament, Saturday at Paco Arena.
Team captain Crisnalyn Padilla was instrumental in the victory for the Lady Baby Falcons after finishing with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, 3-of-4 from distance to go along with nine assists, four steals, and two rebounds.
Adamson led by 20 at the half and never looked back as the skipper took over in third period scoring eight of her points during that span.
The Lady Falcons led by as much as 28 points, 72-44, after Trina Roy layup with 8:03 left in the game.
“Good job sa mga players kasi lahat ng tinuro namin especially yung play kasi nae-execute nila yung play. Nae-execute nila yung good defense,” said Adamson head coach Ewon Arayi as her team came off a 121-44 win over Ateneo on opening day.
Joan Camagong also had 20 points built on five triples for Adamson while Charlene Carcallas scattered 14 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
As a team, the Lady Falcons knocked down 10 triples.
Erika Danganan paced the Junior Tigresses with a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds. Rachel Lacayanga carried the fight for UST in the second half, ending up with 14 points.
Jeehan Ahmed paced the Junior Lady Archers with 19 points on a 9-of-12 clip with five rebounds and two assists.
Katelyn Cancio and Candice Udal added 17 and 16 markers, respectively.
Andrea Sarmiento was the lone Lady Eaglet in double-digits with 22 markers along with three rebounds, two steals, and an assist.
Adamson will shoot for the first round sweep when they take on La Salle at 9 a.m. next Saturday, January 25 at the same venue. UST and Ateneo will battle each other later that day at 11 a.m.
ADU 81 – Padilla 20, Camagong 20, Carcallas 14, Agojo 10, Miguel 9, Roy 6, Amdad 2, Villarba 0, Reyes 0, Pohen 0, Brutas 0.
UST 70 – Danganan 25, Lacayanga 14, Araza 8, Sison 6, Estudillo 5, Serrano 4, Santos C. 3, Santos B. 3, Rivera 2, Tubog 0, Eroles 0.
Quarterscores: 23-8, 43-23, 67-42, 81-70
DLSZ 105 – Ahmed 19, Cancio 17, Udal 16, Salado 12, Dela Paz 9, Lopez 9, Amol 8, Mataga 6, Maw 5, Villarin 2, Ba 2.
AHS 36 – Sarmiento 22, Almeda 8, Perez 3, Doctor 3, Medina 0, Jimenez 0, Gonzaga 0, Co 0, Capayas 0, Baltazar 0.
Quarterscores: 37-7, 55-8, 82-21, 105-36