MANILA, Philippines — Adamson University zoomed early and never looked back in dismantling University of the Philippines, 67-53, in the 76th UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, August 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Roider Cabrera and Jansen Rios starred in a 14-0 run in the first period to snatch a lead that they would never relinquish in snapping a 6-game losing streak and improving their record to 4-8.
Cabrera finished with 17 points as the Soaring Falcons overcame the absence of star wingman Jericho Cruz, who missed the game due to overfatigue.
The Fighting Maroons were never blown out but couldn’t muster the firepower to issue a serious fightback in falling to their 10th consecutive defeat.
Ingrid Sewa pounded UP with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks while Cabrera and Rios combined for 33 markers for Adamson, whose coach Leo Austria declared after the game that he is thinking of leaving the team after Season 76.
On the other hand, Raul Soyud was the lone bright spot for the Maroons and finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and 5 blocks. – Rappler.com