UE holds Adamson scoreless in second quarter for fourth straight win
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 01, 2017 04:22 PM
For all of the 10 minutes of the second quarter on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum, University of the East surrendered no makes to Adamson University.
Riding that rare feat, the Lady Warriors cruised to a 62-44 rout of the hapless Lady Falcons that clinched for them another share of the second spot in the UAAP 80 Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The emphatic win tops off what is now a fourth consecutive victory after a season-opening defeat for the girls of Aileen Lebornio. “Magandang panalo to kasi kailangan naming i-boost yung morale ng mga bata habang papalapit nang papalapit na ng second round,” the head coach said.
UE claimed control right from tip-off, but only had a seven-point lead, 18-11, at the end of the opening salvo.
Then the second quarter rolled along.
There, the Lady Warriors completely shut down all of Adamson. There, each and every one of Love Sto. Domingo, Christine Cortizano, Eunique Chan, Bienca Ramos, Joyce Francisco, and Ruthlaine Tacula scored at least two points and outscored all of their opponents.
The game was all but over from that point and the UE advantage blew up to as high as 31.
In the end, Sto. Domingo had 21 points, 14 rebounds, seven steals, and six assists. Cortizano also added 13 points and 13 rebounds while Ramos contributed her own 10-point, 10-rebound double-double.
Meanwhile, Far Eastern University is back to its winning ways after clamping down on the University of the Philippines, 73-49.
Valerie Mamaril poured in 15 of her 21 points in the second half to shoot the Lady Tamaraws to 3-3.
Their respective losses dropped the Lady Falcons to 1-4 and the Lady Maroons to 0-5.
FEU 73 – Mamaril 21, Arellado 17, Jumuad 6, Ouano 6, Balleser 5, Quiapo 5, Bastatas 4, De Guzman 3, Antiola 2, Gerner 2, Okunlola 2, Bahuyan 0, Payadon 0, Taguioam 0.
UP 49 – Esplana 11, Ordoveza 8, Medina 6, Isip 6, Rodas 5, Pesquera 5, Domingo 4, Lapid 3, Cruz 1, Bascon 0, Tan 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 16-13, 31-25, 58-38, 73-49.
UE 62 – Sto. Domingo 21, Cotizano 13, Chan 10, Ramos 10, Francisco 4, Gayacao 2, Tacula 2, Nama 0, Requiron 0, Strachan 0.
ADAMSON 44 – Alcoy 14, Araja 9, Rosario 9, Prado 8, Camacho 3, Lacson 1, Aciro 0, Cabug 0, Cacho 0, Gaite 0, Razalo 0, Tacitac 0, Villanueva 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 18-11, 38-11, 53-30, 62-44.
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