SAN JUAN City – Adamson University made it a twin kill in their two games against Lyceum of the Philippines Friday (May 13) in continuing action from the 2016 FilOil Flying V Premier Cup at the San Juan Arena. Both the Senior and Junior teams got the better of their counterparts in convincing fashion.
Cameroonian student Papi Sarr threw his height and heft around in the third period to turn a close fight into a wide open contest for the Falcons as he produced 12 points, including a pair of three-point plays, to push Adamson beyond reach, 66-43. With Coach Franz Pumaren beginning to field his role players, forward Dawn Ochea delivered the knockout blows with six points early in the fourth for a 74-43 advantage.
“We took advantage of the fact that Lyceum played all-Filipino,” said Coach Pumaren, referring to the absence of Mike Harry Nzeusseu. “We are still a work in progress and it’s a long learning process before the UAAP begins.”
Sarr finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Jerick Ahanmisi followed with 13 points on three triples all made in the first half as the Falcons finally ended their two-game losing streak.
Wilson Baltazar had 17 points while Shaquille Alanes contributed 12 as the lone bright spots for the Pirates. After winning their opening assignment against Mapua Tech, the Pirates have since lost all their three games.
In the Juniors Division, the Junior Falcons stayed spotless in two starts and sent the Lyceum-Cavite Junior Pirates crashing back to earth with an 88-69 spanking. The Junior Pirates scored a huge upset exactly a week ago when they downed reigning NCAA titlists San Beda College-Rizal, 81-78.
Holding a shaky 43-40 halftime edge, the Junior Falcons of Coach Goldwin Monteverde turned up the energy in the second half. Starters Gerry Abadiano and Ferdy Asuncion took turns with Jamjam Boga, Jose Antiporda and Jason Celis in slowly pounding the Junior Pirates into submission.
Abadiano finished with 21 points. Asuncion had a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds.
Vincent Cunanan paced the Junior Pirates with 20. Makki Santos and Maclaude Guadana backed him up with 10 markers each.
How They Scored:
ADAMSON (88) – Abadiano 21, Asuncion 16, Antiporda 15, Celis 13, Boga 9, Sumoda 4, Ad. Doria 2, Manacho 2, Padriagao 2, Sabandal 2, Lupac 2, An. Doria 0, Mailim 0.
LYCEUM-CAVITE (69) – Cunanan 20, Santos 10, Guadana 10, Salazar 9, Cecilio 8, Jungco 5, Umpad 5, Figueroa 2, Manuel 0, de Leon 0, Udal 0, Ruiz 0, Wong 0.
Period Scores: 22-17, 43-40, 73-60, 88-69.
ADAMSON (90) – Sarr 22, Ahanmisi 13, Paranada 10, Tungcab 9, Ochea 8, Mustre 6, Pasturan 5, Garcia 5, Manalang 5, Bernardo 4, Maganti 3, Camacho 0, Ng 0, Miranda 0, Cadua 0.
LYCEUM (80) – Baltazar 17, Allanes 12, Gabayni 8, Zamora 6, Soliman 4, Aya-ay 4, Marata 2, Caduyac 2, Bulawan 2, Alban 2, Malabanan 1, Serafica 0.
Period Scores: 18-18, 40-34, 68-43, 90-80.