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UP, Adamson pick up wins in UAAP women’s hoops

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UP, Adamson pick up wins in UAAP women’s hoops

TOP ROOKIE. UP’s Kaye Pesquera impresses in her first UAAP season.

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The UP Maroons earn their first win streak in seven seasons, while the Adamson Lady Falcons score a breakthrough victory in the UAAP women’s basketball tourney

MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines notched its second straight win as Adamson scored its own breakthrough triumph in the UAAP Season 85 women’s basketball tournament on Saturday, October 8, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The UP Maroons came back from 16 points down to drub Far Eastern University, 73-56, to earn their first win streak since Season 78 and first win against the Lady Tamaraws since 2016.

Rookie Kaye Pesquera punched in 20 of her 22 points in the second half to lead the Maroons.

Fellow newcomer Rizza Lozada added 11 points and 6 rebounds, while Justine Domingo chimed in 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals.

UP hiked its record to 2-1 for solo third, while FEU slid to 1-2, tied with Adamson for sixth.

The Maroons also took advantage of the Lady Tamaraws losing senior Camille Taguiam early in the third period with a 24-3 blast for a 50-45 edge.

Kyla Go had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort while Shane Cunanan got 10 points and 9 rebounds for FEU.

Earlier, Adamson pulled off a 97-69 romp over University of the East.

Dindy Medina led the Lady Falcons with 23 points built on four treys to go with 4 steals in just over 15 minutes of play.

The Lady Falcons uncorked a strong opening frame, taking a 24-point advantage, 33-9, and never looked back.

Rose Dampios chipped in 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field, while Angela Alaba had 10 points in less than 10 minutes on the floor.

Victoria Adeshina also hauled down 11 rebounds while chipping in 6 points for Adamson.

The Scores

First Game

Adamson 97 – Medina 23, Dampios 15, A. Alaba 10, Catulong 8, Ornopia 6, Adeshina 6, Flor 5, Etang 5, Padilla 4, Carcallas 4, Meniano 4, De la Cruz 3, E. Alaba 2., Tano 2, Agojo 0, Dumelod 0.

UE 69 – Kone 17, Terrinal 16, Paule 11, Silva 8, Lorena 7, Anastacio 5, Sajol 5, Gervacio 0, Caraig 0, Nama 0, Ordas 0, Zamudio 0.

Quarters: 33-9, 59-27, 75-50, 97-69.

Second Game

UP 73 – Pesquera 22, Lozada 11, Domingo 8, Sanchez 6, Bariquit 6, Jimenez 6, Maw 5, Vingno 5, Tapawan 2, Larrosa 2, Rivera 0, Gonzales 0, Sauz 0.

FEU 56 – Go 14, Cunanan 10, Delos Santos 6, Taguiam 6, Pacia 5, Jumuad 4, Salvani 4, Aquino 3, Obien 3, Lopez 1.

Quarters: 15-18, 26-35, 50-45, 73-56.

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