83-point win tops off Baby Falcons’ first round sweep

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 10, 2016 03:54 PM
83-point win tops off Baby Falcons’ first round sweep
MISMATCH. Just like they have all season long, Adamson made quick work of hapless UE.

In what has been a season of statements, Adamson High School just made their loudest and clearest one yet on Saturday at the San Juan Arena.

Dominating from start to finish, the Baby Falcons simply toyed with lowly University of the East before ultimately obliterating them by 83 points, 130-47.

Further exhibiting how peerless Adamson has been as the swept the first round of the UAAP 79 Juniors Basketball Tournament, the trio of Encho Serrano, Gerry Abadiano, and Jason Celis could have routed the Junior Warriors by themselves.

Serrano posted what has now become his usual double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds while Abadiano and Celis chipped in 20 and 18 points, respectively, of their own.

This one was over and done with right from tip-off with the Baby Falcons overwhelming their opponents with a 38-6 opening salvo. Their advantage would even grow to as much as 86 before settling for an 83-point margin of victory – the largest in recent memory, as per league statistics.

Adamson showed no mercy on both ends and owned the upper hand in points in the paint, 80-24, as well as perimeter points, 32-17.

Now 7-0, including convincing victories over fellow contenders Nazareth School of National University, Far Eastern University-Diliman, and Ateneo de Manila High School, the Baby Falcons are yet to find their match.

Still hoping to be that match are the defending champion Bullpups who remain well within striking distance of the league-leaders following a wire-to-wire 95-61 win against University of the Philippines Integrated School

Rhayyan Amsali pounded in 16 points to lead four other teammates in double-digits.

NU’s lone loss through six games in the tournament came at the hands of Adamson.

Meanwhile, with their respective losses, the Junior Maroons continued their downward spiral to 2-5 while the Junior Warriors stayed at the cellar at 1-6.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

ADAMSON 130 – Serrano 22, Abadiano 20, Celis 18, Agbong 12, Tamayo 9, Umayao 8, Sumoda 6, Flores 6, Padrigao 5, Sabandal 5, Antiporda 5, Desoyo 4, Mailim 4, Doria 2, Beltran 2, Santos 2

UE 47 – Gonzales 8, Vinte 8, Cruz 8, Encelan 7, Manaug 5, Domingo 4, Angeles 2, Ramos 2, Acuesta 2, Azurin 1, Dulalia 0, Po 0, Canton 0, Palanas 0, Morelos 0

QUARTER SCORES: 38-12, 71-18, 106-28, 130-47

SECOND GAME

NU 95 – Amsali 16, Penano 14, Clemente 12, Coyoca 10, Tolentino 10, Mosqueda 6, Fortea 5, Atienza 4, Sarip 4, Dela Cruz 4, Malonzo 3, Manalang 3, Peralta 2, Pangilinan 2, Callejo 0

UPIS 61 – Gomez de Liano Ju 21, Lina 9, Tupaz 7, Labao Ral 7, Santiago 4, Labao Raf 4, Lagahit 4, Gregorio 3, Villa-real 2, Vergeire 0, Gomez de Liano Jo 0, Estrera 0, Dimaculangan 0

QUARTER SCORES: 20-16, 46-34, 72-51, 95-61

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