Adamson claims back-to-back wins by way of another comeback

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 03, 2017 06:01 PM
Adamson claims back-to-back wins by way of another comeback
IN DENIAL. Sean Manganti and Adamson rejected San Sebastian's bid for a tournament-opening win.

For the second straight time, Adamson University had to dig deep in the endgame.

And for the second straight time, the Soaring Falcons came away with a thrilling triumph.

Holding San Sebastian College-Recoletos scoreless in the last two minutes, Adamson came from behind to steal a 64-61 decision on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Just two days ago, Franz Pumaren’s boys outlasted Arellano University in overtime. “It’s good experience for us, winning two close games. At least, we’re getting used to playing in situations like that,” he expressed post-game.

This time around, it was Jerrick Ahanmisi who came up clutch, scoring five of his 13 points in the endgame and outproducing all of their opponents.

Sean Manganti added 19 markers of his own to help the Falcons overcome a seven-point deficit midway through the final frame.

For the Golden Stags, it was Michael Calisaan who fronted the effort with 15 points. Unable to close out the contest, however, they suffered a setback to start the tournament.

BOX SCORES

ADAMSON 64 - Manganti 19, Ahanmisi 13, Manalang 12, Sarr 10, Pingoy 3, Mustre 3, Hill 2, Camacho 1, Ochea 1, Bernardo 0, Paranada 0, Zaldivar 0, Vizcarra 0.

SAN SEBASTIAN 61 - Calisaan 15, Costelo 14, Bulanadi 10, Ilagan 9, Calma 4, Valdez 4, David 3, Gayosa 2, Baetiong 0, Are 0, Navarro 0, Sangalang 0, Quipse 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 20-12, 31-21, 45-38, 64-61.

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