ATENEO bounced back from a shock defeat to Mapua by downing La Salle-Zobel even as Adamson clinched a quarterfinal berth in the PCABL (Philippine Chinese Amateur Basketball League) 7thFreego Cup held over the weekend at the Phil. Buddhacare Academy gym in Quezon City.
With Matt Nieto exploding for 21 points, the Eaglets outlasted the Junior Archers, 81-74, to close out their elimination campaign in Group B at 5-1.
Dale Termoso and Mike Nieto also posted significant numbers, scoring 11 points each as the Eaglets to redeem themselves from a 74-65 defeat to the Robins last Tuesday.
Alfred Sahulga had 26 points but his efforts went down the drain as the Junior Archers absorbed their third straight loss after a 2-0 start in the event presented by Freego.
The Baby Falcons trounced the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Staglets, 77-59, to joined Mapua and Ateneo in the next round – thanks to the hot shooting of Miguel Sasuman and JD Tungcab.
Adamson finished the elims of the tournament also sponsored by Smart Telecom, Fresh Gear (FG), Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Colt Commercial, K Tech Sports, Insular Square of Cebu and Cebu Pioneer Auto Supply with a 4-2 card.
Drawing another inspired performance from Fran Yu, Jonas Tibayan and Moh Ascaño, Chiang Kai Shek College demolished Lyceum 84-59, to stay unbeaten in five games Group A.
Mapua still leads the group with a 5-0 record while the loss put La Salle’s quarterfinal bid in peril.