UAAP: Atom beat Adamson in the race to stay unbeaten

Ateneo Center Angelo Kouame.  UAAP pictures

Ateneo Center Angelo Kouame. UAAP pictures

MANILA, Philippines – The UAAP defeated Adamson 78-47 in the third quarter of the Atomio at the Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday for the third consecutive victory in the UAAP Season 84 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Giles Philipinas Naturalized Center led the way for the Blue Eagles with 13 points in 6-of-8 shooting and helped keep his team unbeaten in 10 rebounds, one block, one steal and three games.

Cowme made a sympathetic 18-0 spread to make it 54-28 in the third quarter, when he joined hands with Dave Ildefenso, gave back-to-back triple nails, then two free throws from Josh Lazarus to cap their rally to 1. : 54 time left.

The Blue Eagles maintained their momentum in the final quarter and Gabe Gomez hit the back-to-back tray for a 63-34 spread to start the period before a final touchdown by Geo Chiu 7-0. Play to build the biggest lead of 35 points, 78-43, 1:35 left.

Coon has played his best game so far as the Blue Eagles with two triple nine points and five rebounds and two assists. Tyler TO also made nine markers and three assists and two rebounds, while Forthsky Padrigao, Rafi Verano and Gomez chipped in eight markers.

Atenio's Dave Ildefenso.

Atenio’s Dave Ildefenso. UAAP pictures

Atenio was unbeaten in 29 consecutive UAAP matches starting in October 2018. However, coach Tab Baldwin emphasized that the games are already behind them as they take on rival school La Salle at 7pm on Saturday.

“These games are already behind us. We want to keep the games behind us and take a 0-0 lead in La Salle It’s the only game that matters now, “said Baldwin, whose 14 players contributed at least two points to their third win.

Adamson dropped to 1-2, failing to maintain his momentum since his first win at Eastern University on Tuesday.

The Falcons erased the Blue Eagles’ 36-13 second-quarter lead, unloading 15-0 late in the first half and early in the third, making it a six-point deficit before the defending champions regained momentum.

Keith Jaldivar and Lenda Duanga, six points ahead of Adamson, failed to score in the double figures, where the team’s previous highest scorer, Jerome Lastimosa, was stuck with just four markers in a 2-of-8 shoot.


ATENEO 78 – Kouame 13, Tio 9, Kuon 9, Padrigao 8, Verano 8, Gomez 8, Ildefonso 6, Chiu 3, Mendoza 3, Mamuyac 3, Belangel 2, Lazarus 2, Andrade 2, Berjay 2.
Adamson 47 – Jaldivar 6, Duanga 6, Manjano 5, Yero 5, Joymalin 5, Hanapi 5, Lastimosa 4, Magbuhos 3, Peromingan 2, Sabandal 2, Erolon 2, Colonia 1, Kallisse 1, Fu Mayela 0, Fu.
Quarters: 17-8, 36-24, 54-34, 78-47.

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