Rookie Fermin shines bright in Adamson's winning start to Filoil Preseason

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 07, 2019 05:34 PM
Rookie Fermin shines bright in Adamson's winning start
Adamson's offseason catches delivered the goods in their first game in the Filoil Preseason

Adamson University's prized recruits made an immediate impact just as stalwarts Jerrick Ahanmisi and Papi Sarr did their thing in their 89-65 rout of overmatched Emilio Aguinaldo College in the two teams' opener in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Aaron Fermin, a 6-foot-5 big man, opened eyes with 21 points, five rebounds, and two blocks in just 19 minutes of play while fellow rookie AP Manlapaz, a 6-foot-2 forward, contributed 12 markers and two steals of his own.

Ahanmisi, for his part, scored 17 points on top of three rebounds, three assists, and three steals while Sarr chimed in 11 markers and seven boards.

It was an all-out domination from the Soaring Falcons who used a 50-22 tear in the middle periods to blow out their neighbors in San Marcelino.

Joem Sabandal and Joshua Yerro, two other prized recruits, then merged for four points, six rebounds, and three assists as Adamson's new faces wasted no time in introducing themselves.

That is nothing but good news for a side which had lost team captain Sean Manganti and court general Koko Pingoy.

For the Generals, Marwin Taywan was the lone bright spot with 10 points.

Meanwhile, Colegio de San Juan de Letran also got its new era off to a winning start by charging through NCAA rival Jose Rizal University, 78-67.

Jerrick Balanza showed the way with 25 points as the Knights gifted new head coach Bonnie Tan with a breakthrough win in just their first game in the tournament.

Rookie John Delos Santos topped the scoring column for the Heavy Bombers with 16 points.

BOX SCORES
FIRST GAME

ADAMSON 89 -- Fermin 21, Ahanmisi 17, Manlapaz 12, Sarr 11, Camacho 9, Lastimosa 6, Sabandal 4, V. Magbuhos 3, Bernardo 2, Colonia 2, Capulong 2, Yerro 0, Zaldivar 0, Ad. Doria 0, Albason 0, An. Doria 0, Fuentebella 0.

EAC 65 -- Taywan 10, Luciano 8, Corilla 8, Gonzales 8, Maguliano 6, Boffa 6, Martin 5, Fuentes 4, Carlos 3, Estacio 2, Tampoc 2, Cadua 2, Padilla 1, Mendoza 0, Neri 0, De Guzman 0, Oppong 0, Gartiza 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 21-19, 43-27, 71-41, 89-65.

SECOND GAME

LETRAN 78 -- Balanza 25, Ular 13, Pambid 6, Sangalang 6, Mina 6, Muyang 5, Yu 4, Olivario 4, Ambohot 4, Pascual 3, Balagasay 2, Reyson 0, Gallano 0.

JRU 67 -- Delos Santos 16, Estrella 10, Bordon 10, Miranda 9, Padua 5, Arenal 4, Dionisio 3, Dela Rosa 3, Dulalia 2, Dela Virgen 2, Steinl 1, Aguilar 1, Ramos 1, Amores 0, Vasquez 0, Umali 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 17-11, 40-27, 62-52, 78-67.

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