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    Jerrick Ahanmisi shows way as Adamson Falcons edge Letran Knights

    May 19, 2016
    Jerrick Ahanmisi comes up with 26 points, 17 in the first half. Dante Peralta

    JERRICK Ahanmisi carried Adamson past NCAA reigning champion Letran, 83-78, on Thursday, the Falcons’ second straight victory after two losses in the 2016 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

    The brother of Rain or Shine rookie Maverick scored 26 points, 17 in the first half, and had five rebounds, three assists, and two steals for the Falcons.

    “The downside here is with him making a name for himself, he’s going to be a marked man,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren of Ahanmisi.

    The Knights were just four points behind, 73-77, with five minutes to play but Falcons Rob Manalang and Papi Sarr scored five unanswered points to extend the lead.

    Manalang finished with 15 points and Sarr added 12.

    Rey Nambatac scored 18 points for Letran, which absorbed its second consecutive loss after an opening- day victory.

    The scores:

    Adamson 83 - Ahanmisi 26, Manalang 15, Sarr 12, Ochea 9, Pasturan 7, Mustre 4, Tungcab 3, Paranada 3, Camacho 2, Bernardo 2, Ng 0, Garcia 0.

    Letran 78 - Nambatac 18, Calvo 15, Balanza 15, Luib 13, Sollano 7, Quinto 4, Balagasay 4, Apreku 2, Dela Pena 0, Bernabe 0, Ambohot 0, Panbid 0, Sario 0.

    Quarterscores: 17-19; 47-41; 69-58; 83-78

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