Abadiano, Adamson overwhelm FEU-Diliman

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 15, 2016 01:18 PM
Abadiano, Adamson overwhelm FEU-Diliman
UPSTART. Adamson made sure everybody didn't forget they were also contenders.

With the spotlight shining on Nazareth School of National University and Ateneo de Manila High School in the UAAP 79 Juniors Basketball Tournament, Adamson High School is not being talked about all that much.

On Tuesday at the San Juan Arena, however, the Baby Falcons made their presence felt in the biggest way possible in a 78-65 rout of Far Eastern University-Diliman that was not as close as the score made it seem.

Gerry Abadiano showed the way in scoring with 14 points, but also had three other teammates in double-digits as the boys from San Marcelino start the season strong with a 2-0 record. “It’s good for us, but we still have to work on our consistency,” coach Goldwin Monteverde said.

Nonetheless, the Baby Tamaraws, who are likewise contenders, were only down by one at halftime until Abadiano fronted the 16-8 third quarter that broke the game wide open for Adamson.

The Baby Falcons would not look back from there en route to temporary possession of solo first. Either NU or Ateneo will join them there later.

Kenji Roman and Jack Gloria paced now 1-1 FEU-Diliman with 12 points apiece.

Also now 1-1 is University of the Philippines Integrated School which had its way against De La Salle Zobel, 81-59.

Juan Gomez de Liano starred anew with 20 points, nine rebounds, and six assists and the Junior Maroons razed their opponents to the tune of 11 long-range bombs.

For the Junior Archers, it was Joaqui Mariano who topped the scoring column with 16 points. Still missing the shottaking and playmaking of Aljun Melecio, however, last year’s runners-up now fall to 0-2.

Meanwhile, University of the East finally won again after an 87-77 decision against University of Sto. Tomas.

This is the Junior Warriors’ first win since 2013 and after 29 tries.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

UPIS 81 – Gomez de Liano Ju 20, Labao Raf 16, Lina 13, Gregorio 9, Labao Ral 8, Tupaz 6, Santiago 5, Lagahit 2, Gomez de Liano Jo 0, Villa-real 0

DLSZ 59 – Mariano 16, Sobrevega 12, Carlos 7, Romero 6, Cosejo 5, Diaz 4, Chavez 4, Vesagas 2, Cortez 2, Laurente 1, Vista 0, Santos 0, Terrado 0, Damiles 0, Natividad 0

QUARTER SCORES: 18-17, 47-28, 62-43, 81-59

SECOND GAME

ADAMSON 78 – Abadiano 14, Serrano 13, Santos 13, Agbong 12, Tamayo 9, Celis 6, Flores 6, Antiporda 3, Padrigao 2, Desoyo 0, Beltran 0

FEU-DILIMAN 65 – Roman 12, Gloria 12, Torres 12, Gabane 8, Gonzales 6, Jabel 5, Sapinit 4, Celzo 2, Abarrientos 2, Boc 2, Bieren 0, Baclay 0, Sevilla 0, Mariano 0, Alforque Ro 0, Alforque Ra 0

QUARTER SCORES: 29-20, 42-41, 58-49, 78-65

THIRD GAME

UE 87 – Angeles 20, Balundo 19, Dulalia 14, Manaug 13, Vinte 8, Gonzales 7, Po 6, Ramos 0, Azurin 0, Acuesta 0, Palanas 0, Canton 0

UST 77 – Fornillos 17, Ratuiste 16, Ballada 9, Cansino 8, Baquial 7, Villapando 5, Fuentes 4, Morales 4, Juan 3, Navarro 2, Narvasa 2, Balingit 0, Dela Cruz 0

QUARTER SCORES: 20-16, 42-29, 64-53, 87-77

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