Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Rookie Ornopia shines as Adamson routs UP for first streak

Adamson claimed its first winning streak in the UAAP Season 82 Women’s Basketball Tournament, drubbing University of the Philippines, 100-74, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Rookie Novie Ornopia stepped up to the plate with her 23 points, seven rebounds, two steals, and a block as she played in perfect harmony with Lady Falcon ace Mar Prado, who got herself 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, six steals, and one block in the win.

“Novie is one of my best recruits from last year. Sabi ko nga sa kanya, di mo muna matatapatan ang Mar Prado, pero maba-backupan mo si Mar Prado. Gusto ko magkaroon tayo ng Batman and Robin diyan,” said coach Ewon Arayi who was more than happy of her 1-2 punch.

“Kapag hindi kumilos si Mar, meron akong Novie. Good thing naman na by Mar’s guidance sa mga bata, pinagsabay ko silang dalawa and good thing na itong ating beterano, nadala siya.”

The duo was pivotal in Adamson’s second quarter pullaway, dropping 30 points to take a 55-31 halftime lead and cruise to the easy victory to rise to 2-1 and force a triple-tie with UST and FEU at second place.

Kat Araja added 18 points, six steals, four rebounds, and four assists, as Gerl Anticamara had 10 points and four dimes for the Lady Falcons.

UP suffered its third straight defeat this season as its four-year losing streak also continued to 33 straight games.

Jona Lebico topped the Lady Maroons with 19 points and two rebounds, while Stiff Larrosa had 12 points, four boards, and three assists.

#ReadMore  Vintage Jessie Francisco steers UP to another Ateneo conquest

The Scores:

ADU 100– Ornopia 23, Prado 20, Araja 18, Anticamara 10, Catulong 8, Dampios 8, Bilbao 6, Balane 3, Ea. Alaba 2, Mendoza 2, Ei. Alaba 0, Dela Cruz 0, Dumelod 0, Flor 0, Tandaan 0.

UP 74 — Lebico 19, Larrosa 12, Ordoveza 11, Pesquera 10, Gusilatar 5, Rivera 5, Sanchez 5, Hidalgo 4, De Leon 2, Lucman 1, Taulava 0.

Quarterscores: 25-18, 55-31, 79-55, 100-74.

Written By

You May Also Like

3x3 Basketball

CALATAGAN, BATANGAS — University of Santo Tomas dealt National University its first-ever loss in UAAP women’s 3×3 basketball history in the biggest of ways,...

3x3 Basketball

CALATAGAN, BATANGAS — National University finished its sweep of Pool A by dominating Ateneo de Manila University, 21-10 (9:08) to stay unbeaten in the...

3x3 Basketball

CALATAGAN, BATANGAS — University of Santo Tomas swept Pool A of the UAAP Season 85 Women’s 3×3 Basketball tournament. Defending champion National University and...


It’s not just University of the Philippines’ Men’s Basketball Team that is making big moves in the off-season. The school’s women’s basketball team has...


Ryan Monteclaro has been named as the new head coach of Adamson University’s women’s basketball team. Having played for the Soaring Falcons from Season...

3x3 Basketball

Lady Macbeth made Philippine sports history by defeating Philippine Army Altama 21-11 to win the inaugural Manila Hustle 3×3 presented by SMART and Uratex,...


Adamson’s heady guard Jerom Lastimosa and La Salle’s workhorse Bettina Binaohan stepped up when it mattered most for their respective squads in the homestretch...


University of the Philippines ended its campaign on a high note with an 84-57 win over Ateneo de Manila University in the UAAP Season...