Young Adamson stops Letran's charge in Filoil Preseason

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 25, 2019 06:00 PM
Young Adamson stops Letran's charge in Filoil Preseason
Jerrick Ahanmisi led four other teammates in double-digits as Adamson scored a wire-to-wire win against Letran

Young Adamson University continued to harness its potential, getting the better of Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 85-89, Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Jerrick Ahanmisi fronted the total team effort with 17 points on top of four rebounds and four assists, including three points in the telling 9-2 run early in the final frame that ultimately turned a four-point edge into a wire-to-wire win for the Soaring Falcons in the 2019 Filoil Flying Preseason Tournament.

Ahanmisi, now the leader of the San Marcelino-based squad, got together with rising stars Jerom Lastimosa and Simon Camacho as well as new guys Lenda Douanga, Aaron Fermin, and Joem Sabandal to ward off all the Knights' rallies.

In the end, Congolese reinforcement Doanga pounded in 12 points and nine rebounds; versatile forward Camacho wound up with 11 markers, five boards, and three blocks; and point guards Lastimosa and Sabandal merged for 25 points and six rebounds.

In all, Adamson counted five players in double-digits, relying on total team effort to raise their record to 3-1.

Still, coach Franz knows full well his young team is far from where he wants them to be. "This game shows we still need a lot (of work)," he said.

Jerrick Balanza paced Letran with 20 points which were far from enough to stop their fall to 4-2.

Meanwhile, San Sebastian College-Recoletos got a thrilling 100-95 triumph over Mapua University in overtime.

Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan showed the way for the Golden Stags as they charged to their third win in as many games. The former finished with 28 points and seven rebounds while the latter ended with 22 markers, three boards, two assists, and two steals.

It was also those two who had all but two of Baste's points in overtime, outscoring the Cardinals in the same timeframe by their lonesome, 16-13.

For Mapua, which suffered its fourth setback in five games, Warren Bonifacio topped the scoring column with a 19-point, 11-rebound double-double.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

ADAMSON 89 - Ahanmisi 17, Lastimosa 15, Douanga 12, Camacho 11, Sabandal 10, Fermin 8, Manlapaz 6, Magbuhos 5, Doria 3, Capulong 2, Bernardo 0, Yerro 0

LETRAN 85 - Balanza 20, Caralipio 11, Muyang 9, Mina 9, Ular 8, Yu 7, Ambohot 6, Olivario 5, Pambid 5, Balagasay 4, Sangalang 1, Reyson 0, Guarino 0

QUARTER SCORES: 18-14, 41-33, 70-64, 89-85

THIRD GAME

SAN SEBASTIAN 100 -- Bulanadi 28, Ilagan 22, Calma 15, Capobres 11, Villapando 8, Bonleon 5, Are 3, Sumoda 2, Desoyo 2, Altamirano 2, Loristo 2, Calahat 0, Dela Cruz 0, Tero 0, Suico 0.

MAPUA 95 -- Bonifacio 19, Jabel 14, Victoria 13, Dela Cruz 11, Salenga 9, Garcia 8, Nieles 8, Bunag 7, Pido 6, Nocum 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 24-16, 47-37, 64-61, 82-82, 100-95.

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