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Thompson’s triple-double leads Perpetual past Adamson to keep perfect slate



The University of Perpetual Help Delta (UPHSD) Altas continued its supremacy in a dominating win over the Adamson University (AdU) Soaring Falcons in Group A action of the 2015 Filoil Flying V Premiere Cup tournament early Saturday afternoon at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Right from the get-go, the Altas were like a well-oiled machine in moving the ball well on offense and putting pressure on Adamson’s ball handlers on defense. Kevin Oliveria and Earl Thompson sparked the offense for the Altas early on. Moreover, Prince Eze provided the easy points for Altas as he exposed Adamson’s lack of height. Adamson, on the other hand, were only able to convert on three field goals in the quarter, courtesy of Dawn Ochea, William Polican, and Ivan Villanueva. At the end of the first, UPHSD held a huge 22-8 lead.

The dominance of the Altas continued in the next quarter as they continued to put pressure on the Adamson offense. The Altas centered their offense on Prince Eze during the quarter. They continued to exploit mismatches while Eze also created for his teammates. By halftime the Altas lead swelled to 44-27.

The Falcons had no answer to the stifling Perps’ offense in the final two quarters of the game. Constant turnovers plus the continued hustle of all Perpetual’s players limited Adamson to just 31 points in the second half.

Prince Eze led the Altas with 15 points and 17 rebounds. NCAA MVP Earl Thompson managed to grab a triple double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. For Adamson, William Polican led the Falcons with 17 points. Matthew Aquino, who erupted in the Falcons’ first game, was limited to just eight points on 2/11 shooting.

As a team UPHSD shot 47% compared to AdU’s 32%. They outrebounded them also by 14 rebounds, 49-35.

Coach Aric del Rosario, even after a dominating win, was still looking for a much more dominating performance from Prince Eze and Bright Akhuetie. “Wala pa yan. Dapat makita mo sila sa ensayo. Bakbakan talaga yung dalawa na yan. Masipag ang mga bata na yan,” the Altas mentor told us after the game.

The UPHSD Altas next play the FEU Tamaraws on Saturday, May 23 at 1:30pm while the AdU Soaring Falcons play the CSJL Knights on Wednesday, May 20 3:15pm.

The Scores:

UPHSD 85 – Eze 15, Dagangon 13, Akhuetie 11, Thompson 10, Oliveria 10, Elorpe 6, Dizon 6, Pido 5, Ylagan 5, Bantayan 4, Gallardo 0, Tamayo 0, Coronel

AdU 58 – Polican 17, Villanueva 11, Aquino 8, Ochea 7, Garcia 5, Bernardo 4, Ng 3, Pedrosa 2, Baytan 1, Pasturan 0, Nalos 0, Barrera 0, Espleta 0

UPHSD (A, 4-0)22446785
AdU (A, 1-1)8274658