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    EAC Generals score first victory at expense of erstwhile unbeaten Adamson Falcons

    May 22, 2017
    Hamadou Laminou delivers 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Generals. Dante Peralta

    SIDNEY Onwubere and Hamadou Laminou posted double-doubles, while Francis Munsayac made crucial shots in the endgame as Emilio Aguinaldo College stunned erstwhile unbeaten Adamson, 76-73, in overtime on Monday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.

    Onwubere and Laminou led a 9-0 run late in the fourth period before Munsayac scored the go-ahead baskets in the extra period as the Generals picked up their first win in two games.

    The Falcons, who reached the UAAP Final Four last season, suffered their first setback after five straight wins to open the preseason tournament.

    The win was also extra special for EAC transferee Jerome Garcia, who played against his former team.

    EAC coach Ariel Sison said the team was determined to bounce back after suffering from a 79-54 loss to San Sebastian in their last match.

    "Sa amin naman, ang sinabi ko lang, iwasan namin maging 0-3," said Sison. "Our last game was very bad. Sabi namin, we need to bounce back. Ito 'yung opportunity."

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    "Kailangan namin mag-ingay ngayon para malaman nila na kaya namin manalo sa malakas na team," Sison added.

    Onwubere had 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Laminou finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks. An Onwubere lay-up with 48.5 seconds left gave the Generals a 61-59 lead.

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    Onwubere scored a contested triple with 6.6 seconds left to put the Generals ahead, 64-61, only to allow Robbie Manalang to hit a triple with 0.9 ticks left in the fourth.

    Munsayac added 13 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Generals, who got seven points, three rebounds, and three assists from Garcia.

    Manalang had 15 points for the Falcons, who lost without their head coach Franz Pumaren. Sean Manganti contributed 11 points and 10 boards, while Papi Sarr finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds.

    The scores:

    EAC 76 — Onwubere 23, Laminou 21, Munsayac 13, Garcia 7, Bautista 7, Mendoza 3, Pascua 2, I. Mendoza 0, Corilla 0, Gonzales 0, Diego 0, Guzman 0, Tampoc 0, Bugarin 0.

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    Adamson 73 — Manalang 15, Manganti 11, Ahanmisi 11, Sarr 11, Ochea 11, Hill 5, Paranada 3, Camacho 2, Bernardo 2, Zaldivar 2, Pingoy 0.

    Quarterscores: 22-19; 31-32; 43-49; 64-64; 76-73.

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    Hamadou Laminou delivers 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Generals. Dante Peralta
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