NU Bullpups overcome Adamson Baby Falcons in overtime to bag Fr. Martin Cup crown
Daniel Atienza came up big in extra period to help the NU Bullpups bag the Fr. Martin Cup juniors crown. Dante Peralta

DANIEL Atienza delivered clutch heroics to lift National University over Adamson in overtime, 91-83, and claim the 22nd Fr. Martin Cup Summer Basketball Tournament juniors basketball tournament title last weekend at the San Beda gym.

Atienza scored seven of his 11 points in the extra period for the Bullpups, who captured their second straight high school title in the Fr. Martin tournament. He also hit crucial free throws, including a pair in the 17.7-second mark of overtime to make it an 89-83 lead.

Jason Celis had 29 points for the Baby Falcons in a losing effort.

“Trumabaho ang mga bata. Dumepensa sila nang maayos kaya nakuha ito. Malayo pa ang UAAP kaya magandang preparation ito,” said acting NU coach Leo Pujante.

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