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    Adamson Lady Falcons move to solo third with win over UST Tigresses

    Nov 3, 2018

    ANTIPOLO — Adamson boosted its chances for a Final Four spot in the UAAP Season 81 women's basketball tournament, clipping University of Santo Tomas, 76-72, on Saturday at Ynares Center.

    Nathalia Prado uncorked 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Jamie Alcoy chipped in 18 points for the Lady Falcons.

    Kristeena Camacho also scored 14 as Adamson rose to solo third place with a 7-4 card.

    The Lady Falcons also gave a fitting birthday gift to coach Ewon Arayi, who turns 33 on Monday.

    "Ito ang birthday na hindi ko makakalimutan sa buong buhay ko," she said.

    Staring at a 72-70 deficit, Camacho tied things up for the Lady Falcons with a basket with 2:05 to play as the game turned into a defensive match in the final two minutes.

    UST tried to go to Grace Irebu late, but the Adamson defense stopped her on her tracks as Mar Prado and Alcoy gave the San Marcelino dribblers the lead from the charity stripe.

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    Sai Larosa led the Tigresses with 24 points and 13 rebounds as Irebu racked 21 points, 25 rebounds and four blocks.

    UST dropped to 6-5 in the standings.

    In the second game, La Salle snapped its three-game losing streak with a 68-56 triumph over winless University of the Philippines.

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    Camile Claro led the Lady Archers with 16 points, 11 in the last frame, while Khate Castillo scored nine.

    The win gave La Salle a share of fourth place at 6-5.

    Lourdes Ordoveza scored 18 for aced the Lady Maroons, 0-11 for the season and has lost 27 straight.

    The scores:

    First Game

    Adamson 76 - Prado 20, Alcoy 18, Camacho 14, Bilbao 8, Cacho 8, Rosario 4, Araja 3, Cabug 1, Razalo 0, Tandaan 0.

    UST 72 - Larosa 24, Irebu 21, Ferrer 11, Capilit 8, Sangalang 5, Tacatac 3, Magat 1, Aujero 0, Gonzales 0, Rivera 0, Portillo 0.

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    Quarterscores: 30-16; 38-41; 65-57; 76-72.

    Second Game

    LA SALLE 68 - Claro 16, K. Castillo 9, Arciga 8, Torres 7, Paraiso 6, Binaohan 5, Nuñez 4, R. Castillo 4, Jimenez 4, Del Ocampo 3, Quingco 2, Jajurie 0, Malarde 0.

    UP 56 - Ordoveza 18, Medina 13, Cruz 11, Rodas 6, Amar 5, Ferrer 2, Gonzales 1, Bascon 0, De Leon 0, De Guzman 0.

    Quarterscores: 15-6; 35-22; 50-37; 68-56.

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