Jerrick Ahanmisi regains fiery form after scoreless stint to get Falcons back on winning track
Jerrick Ahanmisi had the hot hand from deep as he sank four triples and finished with 17 points for Adamson. Jaime Campos

JERRICK Ahanmisi atoned for his scoreless output in his last game with a big performance for Adamson against University of the East on Saturday.

The Rookie of the Year candidate bounced back from failing to score in Adamson’s loss to UP as he finished with 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc in helping the Falcons to a 79-71 win over the Red Warriors.

 “The coaches really helped me in coming into this game,” said Ahanmisi. “They told me to forget about the past game and keep on playing my game. I just have to keep helping the team in ways that I can help and just forget about the past game.”

Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said one of the reasons why Ahanmisi struggled in the past game was because teams are now familiar with how he plays.

“If you look at his overall performance, right now, they know him and they know what he is capable of doing,” said Pumaren.

Ahanmisi vowed to stay aggressive as he saw how his flat performance affected the overall play of the Falcons, who went on a two-game skid before beating UE on Saturday.

“I don’t think there was any problem. It’s just that I wasn’t looking for my shots as much as I did in the past games. It really hurt me and the team,” said Ahanmisi. 

Follow the writer on Twitter: @reubensports