Adamson blows out UST, ends first round on high note

Naveen Ganglani
Adamson blows out UST, ends first round on high note
Adamson finishes the first round with a 4-3 record while UST drops to 2-5

MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Soaring Falcons exploded offensively in the third quarter to blow out the UST Growling Tigers, 79-52, and end the first round of UAAP Season 79 on a high note on Wednesday, October 5, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.

The win improved the record of the Franz Pumaren-coached team to 4-3, while UST fell to 2-5. The Falcons are currently tied for the third seed in the league standings.

“I guess even the school probably was surprised. I don’t think anybody expected us to finish above .500,” Pumaren said post-game.

The Falcons out-scored the Tigers 26-8 in the third quarter, a run started by 8 consecutive points from star rookie Jerrick Ahanmisi who finished the game with 11 points.

Papi Sarr led Adamson with 16 points, 25 boards, and 4 blocks, while Nicholas Paranada had 14 points and 4 steals.

UST, which ended the first round as losers of 3 straight, was led by the 13 points and 8 boards of Kent Lao. Marvin Lee scored 10 points in the losing effort. –

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