Adamson downs St. Jude for fourth straight win, solo lead in PCABL

ADAMSON chalked up its fourth straight win, crushing St. Jude Catholic School, 108-40, to grab the solo lead in the 9th  Philippine Chinese Amateur Basketball League Freego Cup at the Philippine Buddhacare Academy gym in Quezon City.

The Baby Falcons exploded for 31 points while holding the Judenites to just six points in the first quarter that set the tone for the rout.

Adamson’s 68-point victory is so far the biggest winning margin in the tournament as six Baby Falcons scored in double digits.

Forthsky Padrigao and Freego Player of the Game Gerry Abadiano led Adamson in scoring with 17 and 15 points, respectively, aside from providing the defensive hustle that saw St. Jude score only 9 points in the third quarter.

Miguel Quiambao and Mac Jacob hit clutch baskets as Hope Christian pulled off a 73-68 win over La Salle Greenhills to even its record to 2-2 in the tournament sponsored by Smart, Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Hapee Toothpaste, Insular Square Cebu, and New Pioneer Auto Supply Cebu.

In other games, reigning UAAP champion National University improved to 3-1 by downing Arellano University, 94-71, while University of the Philippines tripped Jose Rizal University, 95-87, for a 2-1 record.

Juan Gomez de Liano and Jaggi Gregorio led the Junior Maroons with 27 and 15 points, respectively. 

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