Adamson, San Beda prevail over semis foes to set up clash for Filoil Cup juniors crown
Ain Obenza towered over the FEU frontline with a game-high 17 points. Jaime Campos

ADAMSON and San Beda collide for the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup juniors diadem after hurdling separate rivals in the semifinals on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Gerry Abadiano had 20 points, while Evan Agbong added 19 points and 18 rebounds to lift Adamson to an 88-76 win over reigning UAAP champion National University.

Meanwhile, Ain Obenza scored 17 points, Joshua Tagala added 14 as San Beda clobbered Far Eastern University, 98-70.

The Baby Falcons and the Red Lions battle for the juniors title on Sunday, 12 noon, at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

After trailing by two points, Adamson took over the game in the final canto, outscoring NU, 29-15.

Rhayyan Amsali had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs, who also got 14 markers from John Lloyd Clemente.

San Beda, on the other hand, dominated the match early on as the Red Cubs took a 31-16 lead in the first period.

Kenji Roman had 16 points and 17 rebounds for FEU in a losing effort.

The Bullpups and the Baby Tamaraws will face each other for third place at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The scores:

First game

Adamson (88)—Abadiano 20, Agbong 19, Sabandal 13, Natividad 10, Desoyo 8, Celis 6, Asuncion 6, Antiporda 4, Jamjam 2, Mailim 0, Tamayo 0, Umayao 0, Sumoda 0, Doria 0.

NU (76)—Amsali 15, Clemente 14, Tolentino 11, Atienza 10, Penano 9, Malonzo 8, Manalang 4, Sarip 4, Coyoca 1, Callejo 0, Jugar 0, Javillonar 0, Fortea 0, Careng 0, Mosqueda 0.

Quarters: 21-16, 39-35, 59-61, 88-76.

Second game

San Beda (98)—Obienza 17, Tagala 14, Nelle 11, Abu Hijleh 10, Lagumen 10, Etrata 9, Mahinay 8, Sese 5, Nayve 4, Samaniego 4, Velasquez 2, Barbero 2, Oliva 2, Bonalos 0.

FEU (70)—Roman 16, Gloria 12, Celzo 10, Jabel 9, Re. Alforque 8, Ro. Alforque 4, Gabane 4, Abarrientos 3, Bieren 2, Baclay 2, Boc 0, Mariano 0, Villareal 0.

Quarters: 31-16, 52-34, 76-50, 98-70.

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