UAAP Women's Basketball: Lady Falcons bounce back as Prado scores 39
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 11, 2019 01:28 PM
Mar Prado finished with 39 points to go along with eight rebounds for Adamson (photo courtesy of UAAP Media Bureau).
Mar Prado lifted Adamson University to the win column, leading her team to an 82-57 win over University of the East, Wednesday afternoon at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion.
The third-year standout finished with 39 points to go along with eight rebounds. And she was pivotal during Adamson's second half surge.
Up by just three entering the second half, Prado was unstoppable in the paint, powering the Lady Falcons to a lead that went to as high as 22 points, 73-51, with three minutes left in the game.
Adamson head coach Ewon Arayi was pleased with how the Lady Falcons turned it around after their lopsided loss against National University last Saturday.
"As I always say nga winning is not everything to me. What is important to me as a coach, and even as a player before, is how you play the game," she said.
The Lady Red Warriors started the game on a good note but foul trouble hounded main gunner Tin Cortizano.
Kat Araja was the other Adamson player in double digits with 10 points to go along with six assists. Lhyn Bilbao hauled down 13 boards as well.
Cortizano ended up with 11 points and eight rebounds while Nins Cuadero and Jearzy Ganade pinched in 10 markers apiece for UE, who dropped to 0-2.
Adamson (82) - Prado 39, Araja 10, Bilbao 9, Dampios 9, Anticamara 4, Eli. Alaba 4, Catulong 3, Ela. Alaba 2, Mendoza 1, Flor 1, Omopia 0, Dela Cruz 0, Balane 0.
UE (57) - Cortizano 11, Cuadero 10, Ganade 10, Pedregosa 6, Terrinal 6, Ordas 5, Caraig 4, Fernandez 3, Nama 2, Tinio 0, Paule 0.
Quarterscores: 16-19, 34-31, 60-45, 82-57.