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    Adamson Falcons bounce back and move to a share of fourth with victory over NU Bulldogs

    Sep 24, 2017
    Cameroon's Papi Sarr leads a well-balanced Adamson Falcons offense. Dante Peralta

    ADAMSON notched its second win at the expense of National University, 83-76, on Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    The Falcons evened their record to 2-2, bouncing back from a loss to La Salle on Wednesday.

    Adamson outscored NU, 24-13, in the second quarter to begin its pullaway, securing a share of fourth place with the Bulldogs and Far Eastern University.

    Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said he was happy to see the true Falcons team against the Bulldogs.

    "We learn from our mistakes already. If we looked back at our two losses, we really had a bad start. We played smarter basketball than in our last game," said Pumaren.

    Papi Sarr and Jerrick Ahanmisi had their best production of the season for the Falcons with 19 and 13 points, respectively.

    Sarr actually had a double-double as he also hauled 13 rebounds.

    Jonathan Espeleta had 10 of his 13 points in the first half as Adamson posted a 43-32 advantage.

    Jerie Pingoy was also outstanding with an all-around effort of 12 points, three rebounds, five rebounds and six steals.

    Jjay Alejandro had 25 points, 19 in the second half, although the surge came a little too late.

    The scores:

    Adamson 83 - Sarr 19, Ahanmisi 13, Espeleta 13, Pingoy 12, Manganti 5, Ochea 4, Camacho 4, Bernardo 4, Mustre 3, Manalang 2, Lojera 2, Zaldivar 2, Paranada 0.

    NU 76 - Alejandro 25, Gaye 8, Bartlett 7, Lastimosa 7, Aquino 6, Mosqueda 6, Salem 3, Joson 3, Yu 3, Morido 2, Rangel 2, Diputado 2, Tibayan 2, Abatayo 0, Cauilan 0, Flores 0.

    Quarters: 19-19; 43-32; 60-50; 83-76.

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